Thursday, January 19, 2017

Money Makers: FlexJobs Highlights 20 Flexible Jobs with High Growth Potential for 2017

2017 is projected to be the best job market in years, with job openings hitting an all-time high in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For those considering a change, the pay premium for changing jobs is also near an eight-year high. To help guide job seekers interested in learning which careers will be more likely to offer both flexibility as well as more abundant job openings in the coming year, FlexJobs has highlighted twenty jobs with high growth potential and flexible work options.
“There are many reasons millions of people really value work flexibility, such as for the positive impacts on their work-life balance, stress level, health, and family responsibilities, for example. But keep in mind that for many of of us, work flexibility is not just a want but also a necessity.  I think of working parents and military spouses; or people living in depressed local economies without access to good jobs; those managing chronic or serious health issues, or the growing group of caregivers for aging parents and other loved ones, said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “In fact, in one of our recent surveys of over 3,000 job seekers, work flexibility was ranked the most important factor when evaluating a job prospect, ahead of salary and health insurance. Fortunately, as the overall job market continues to improves, so do the prospects for flexible job seekers.”
Comparing the jobs listed in Cheat Sheet’s 10 Jobs that Will Be Hiring Like Crazy in 2017, and Fast Company’s Jobs with the Most Potential in 2017, FlexJobs has determined which jobs with high growth potential also come with flexible work options, such as a telecommuting arrangement, flexible or part-time schedule, or freelance contract.
Medical and health, computer/IT and finance are well- represented career fields on the list. The jobs are highly-rated in terms of current job openings, future growth predictions, pay rates of over $20 per hour, and flexible work options.

Here are 20 high growth potential flexible jobs for 2017 (presented in alphabetical order, for more details visit here):

  1. Account Executive - telecommuting
  1. Account Manager - full- and part-time schedules, temporary positions, freelance options, telecommuting
  1. Business Development - full- and part-time schedules, temporary positions, freelance options, telecommuting, flexible schedules
  1. Business Process Analyst - telecommuting, freelance options
  1. Client Services Coordinator - part-time schedules
  1. Data Scientist - telecommuting, freelance options, short-term projects, full-time schedules
  1. Financial Analyst - full- and part-time schedules, short-term projects, freelance options, temporary roles
  1. Front End Developer - full- and part-time schedules, telecommuting, short- and long-term projects, freelance options, temporary roles
  1. Genetic Counselor - full- and part-time schedules, occasional jobs, flexible schedules, telecommuting, temporary roles
  1. Information Security Analyst/Manager - freelance options, telecommuting, full-time schedules
  1. Medical Director - full- and part-time schedules, telecommuting, short-term projects
  1. Nurse - ICU - full- and part-time schedules, short-term roles, occasional work, alternative schedules
  1. Nurse Practitioner - full-time or part-time hours, flexible schedules, telecommuting, occasional and temporary options
  1. Occupational Therapy Assistant - part-time schedules, occasional work, alternative schedules
  1. Office Manager - full-time and part-time schedules, short-term and temporary options
  1. Operations Analyst - full- and part-time schedules, short- and long-term projects, telecommuting, freelance options, temporary roles
  1. Operations Manager - telecommuting, temporary and short-term jobs, freelance options
  1. Physical Therapy Assistant - part-time, alternative, and flexible schedules, telecommuting, occasional work
  1. Product Manager - telecommuting, full-time schedules, short-term projects, freelance options, temporary roles, flexible schedules
  1. Statistician - full- and part-time schedules, telecommuting, temporary roles, freelance options

In October, FlexJobs released the FlexJobs 250: Top Companies for Flexible Jobs. FlexJobs will reveal the 2017 Top 100 Companies for Telecommuting Jobs in late January.

About FlexJobs
FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With flexible job listings in over 50 career categories, and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive and freelance to full-time, FlexJobs offers job seekers a safe, easy, and efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible job listings. Having helped over two million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has appeared on CNN, CNBC and Marketplace Money and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company and hundreds of other trusted media outlets. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton Fell has also launched two additional partner sites, and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of remote working and work flexibility. Sutton Fell is also the creator of The TRaD* Works Conference (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.

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