The 12 Fastest-Growing Flexible Jobs For 2020: FlexJobs

With unemployment currently at 3.6 percent, near a half-century low, job seekers are strongly positioned for successful job searches as 2020 approaches. By comparing the most recent data on the fastest-growing occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to the jobs in its own database, FlexJobs has determined which 12 fast-growing occupations also come with flexible work options, such as a remote arrangement, a flexible or part-time schedule, or freelance work.

Ordered from highest growth to lowest, occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2018-28 that also offer flexible work options are listed below. Each occupation is projected to grow at least 23%. The 2018 median salary information is also included.

  1. Home health aides 37% growth ($24,200)
    2.  Information security analysts 32% growth ($98,350)
    3.  Physician assistants 31% growth ($108,610)
    4.  Statisticians 31% growth ($87,780)
    5.  Nurse practitioners 28% growth ($107,030)
    6.  Speech language pathologists 27% growth ($77,510)
    7.  Genetic counselors 27% growth ($80,370)
    8.  Mathematicians 26% ($101,900)
    9.  Operations research analysts 26% growth ($83,390)
    10. Software developers, applications 26% growth ($103,620)
    11. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 23% growth ($97,370)
    12. Medical assistants 23% growth ($33,610)

To help flexible job seekers in their 2020 job search, FlexJobs has also compiled three main strategies to follow in the pursuit of a more flexible work arrangement.

  1. Educate themselves on flexible work options: People don’t realize just how many flexible work options are available across industries and career levels, or how many flexible and remote jobs are currently offered by employers.
  2. Identify their preferred type(s) of flexible work options: 
    – Remote jobs (work from home either some or all of the time)
    – Flexible schedule jobs (some control over your daily schedule)
    – Part-time jobs (career-level, professional jobs that offer part-time hours)
    – Freelance jobs (project-based and consulting-type jobs where you are self-employed and work with one or more clients at a time)
  3. Refine flexible work application materials: FlexJobs recommends key tactics for writing resumes and cover letters when applying for flexible jobs. Resources include:
    – FlexJobs’ downloadable guide, “How to Find a Job and Start Working from Home” with specific tips and examples for resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and more.
    – The resume and cover letter sections of the FlexJobs blog, with hundreds of articles offering tips and tricks for every type of flexible job application.
    Remote.co’s “Hiring Remotely” section details how 140+ companies hire remote workers-

For more information please visit https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/fastest-growing-flexible-jobs-v2/

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