With mobile devices and videoconferencing technology becoming more widespread, telecommuting jobs are also becoming more common. They’re also highly coveted because they tend to offer greater work-life balance. The downside is that many such offers turn out to be too good to be true.
FlexJobs, a site that vets such opportunities — and charges a fee to access the ones that make it onto the site – releases its annual list of the top 100 companies with the highest number of part-time or entirely remote job openings from 2017 out of a pool of 49,000 companies.
The top sectors offering such work are health care, computer/IT, education/training, sales, customer service, finance and travel/hospitality of the 19 industries represented on the list.
of the fastest-growing remote career categories
are therapy, virtual administration, client services, tutoring, and state and local government. The
20 most common telecommuting job titles
include teacher, writer, developer, analyst, sales representative, nurse, accountant and program manager. Five companies are fully remote, and 30 are newcomers to the list.
“FlexJobs has once again taken a dedicated look at which companies job seekers should pay close attention to as they search for a
better, more flexible job
,” said Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of
. “In reviewing this data annually for five years and in working with hundreds of companies across different industries, we’ve seen remote work transform into a much more mainstream mode of working. Now, as more companies accept and integrate telecommuters into their business models, 2018 is an ideal time for job seekers to pursue their search for a better, more flexible job.”
The top spot on the list went to English language-learning service company
, and Amazon, Conduent and Dell were among the top ten. Newcomers to the list include PRA Health Services, Toyota and Williams-Sonoma, joining 2017 alumni Hilton, Kelly Services and SAP. Kaplan, UnitedHealth Group and Xerox are among the 29 companies who have made the list every year since 2014.
“At Hilton, we are as hospitable to our Team Members as we are to our guests,” said Matt Welsh, vice president of global recruiting at Hilton. “Offering our Team Members flexibility in their work schedule and location is one way that we can help them thrive.”
The full list can be found