Best Industries for Remote Work
Healthcare and computer/IT are the most promising career fields for remote-friendly jobs, while the education industry are also popular in its remote job opportunities. Sales and customer service remain strong prospects for remote jobs, with virtual assistants, in particular, seeing higher demand. Remote work is more widely adopted across the fields of business, accounting, and finance.
- Medical & Health
- Computer & IT
- Customer Service
- Education & Training
- Accounting & Finance
Careers and Job Titles for Remote Work
Seven fast-growing remote career categories are art and creative, bookkeeping, internet and ecommerce, K-12, graphic design, translation, and math and economics. While a wide variety of jobs can be done from home, some of the most popular remote job titles include accountant, customer service representative, nurse, project manager, recruiter, teacher, web developer, and writer.
Saving Money while Working from Home
An average person can save up to $4,000 per year by working from home.
- Commuting costs
- Eating out
- Tax breaks (If you are a freelancer or self-employed, there are some tax breaks you are likely eligible for)
- Home office deduction
- Healthcare expenses
- Pass-through deduction
- Retirement contributions
- Depreciation of equipment
- Real working hours (In 2019, the average worker spent 27.1 minutes commuting one way, or 54.2 minutes round trip. However, by working from home, the average former commuter could spend up to 235 fewer hours annual on a work-related activity, or about 29 fewer eight-hour days every year. That’s basically a full month off of work!)
See also the online work database.
For online or remote work you need good equipment, mostly computers (desktops, laptops or tablets). Here is a random collections of such products.