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The Top 50 Part-Time Work From Home Jobs

The Top 50 Part-Time Work From Home Jobs

by Joseph ShaheenAugust 12, 2014

Flexjobs, a leading portal for jobseekers seeking flexible working conditions has a released a new report listing the jobs that the most open positions online last year.  The list seeks to inform part-time job seekers of the demand in the industry for their skills, and especially for job seekers looking to work from home on a part-time basis.

The list was compiled by analyzing job listing data from September 2013 through July 2014 for jobs that offered part-time hours and the option to work from home. According to FlexJobs’ CEO Sara Sutton Fell, job seekers who are most interested in these types of flexible jobs include mothers, retirees, caregivers, military spouses, graduate students, people with disabilities, and any professionals interested finding better work-life balance.

The “back to school” season often generates an increase in stay at home moms (and dads) looking for part-time work once their children are in school for much of the day. In a FlexJobs survey last year of working parents, 33% of respondents said that having their children back in school was a reason for their job search. Additionally, 82% said that having a flexible job was “very important” to them as parents of school aged children.

For parents and other audiences looking for flexible work, here are the top 50 part-time work from home job categories over the past year:

1.    Computer & IT
2.    Medical & Health
3.    Customer Service
4.    Education & Training
5.    Web & Software Dev
6.    Writing
7.    Inbound Call
8.    Call Center
9.    Teaching
10.    Sales
11.    Bilingual
12.    Online Content
13.    K-12 Teaching
14.    Project Management
15.    College & University Teaching
16.    News & Journalism
17.    Manager
18.    Research
19.    Insurance
20.    Nursing
21.    Analyst
22.    Technical Support
23.    Internet & Ecommerce
24.    Medical Coding
25.    Consulting
26.    Accounting & Finance
27.    Marketing
28.    HR & Recruiting
29.    Editing
30.    Administrative
31.    Business Development
32.    Account Management
33.    Travel & Hospitality
34.    Science
35.    Math & Economics
36.    Data Entry
37.    Client Services
38.    IT Consulting
39.    Case Management
40.    Translation
41.    Virtual Admin
42.    Human Services
43.    Sales Representative
44.    Art & Creative
45.    Graphic Design
46.    Pharmaceutical
47.    Nonprofit & Philanthropy
48.    Web Design
49.    Advertising & PR
50.    Entertainment & Media

“Of course these flexible job options appeal to any job seeker searching for better work-life balance,” Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs shared. “But it’s worth noting that these types of schedules and available positions are an eye-opener for any parent thinking about returning to the workforce now that schools across the country are back in session or about to start. Many people don’t realize they can work part-time from home in a legitimate, professional-level job during school hours.”

For moms in particular, part-time work-from-home jobs can be a step back into the workforce or a chance to find better balance if they’re already working. Pew Research found that 47 percent of all moms say their ideal situation would be to work part-time, and 44 percent of moms currently working full-time would rather work part-time.

For people at or near retirement, part-time work-from-home jobs may be necessity. The Federal Reserve just released statistics that show that almost 20 percent of people aged 55 to 64 years have zero dollars saved for retirement. And almost half of current retirees, and 72 percent of those near retirement, will need or want to work at least part-time, rather than retire completely according to a new study.

“There are several full-time jobs offering the option to telecommute as well,” added Fell. “But we thought it was especially timely to view the different part-time options now that school is back in session.”


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Joseph Shaheen
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