The Top 10 Fastest-Growing Careers for Remote in 2021, Their Impact on a Nation — and How to Get Them!

Jessica N. Abraham
6 min readJan 8, 2021
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FlexJobs, a premium online job service for professionals seeking flexible and remote work across the globe, released a new report on Jan. 4, detailing the “Top 10 Fast-Growing Careers for Remote Jobs in 2021.” With companies taking their entire business model to the cloud, we can expect to see a brand new demand for roles, traditionally carried out in-house, going 100% remote.

Some of these positions are no surprise, especially for those who have already been working from home since before the pandemic. However, there are a number of new roles that are taking the Jobs Industry by force, changing the way we do business and the way we staff our organizations.

“While a number of factors contribute to remote job growth, including the influence of the pandemic, all of these fields are naturally highly compatible with remote work,” reports Sara Sutton, founder, and CEO of FlexJobs. “Because of the unprecedented focus on remote work,” she continues, “we’ve seen a big increase in people looking for jobs that let them work from home, as well as more companies than ever allowing remote work and hiring for remote positions across a variety of fields,”

From highest to lowest, the following industries have seen more than a 25% growth in remote job placement, when comparing hiring trends and availability of both March 2020 and December of the same year:

  1. Marketing
  2. Administration
  3. Recruitment & Human Resources
  4. Finance & Accounting
  5. Graphic Design
  6. Customer Services
  7. Professional Writing Services
  8. Real Estate & Mortgages
  9. eCommerce & Internet Services
  10. Project Management

A major impact on traditional hiring cycles, operations, and even salary

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Jessica N. Abraham

Jessica N. Abraham writes about Business, Technology and Career Development. | Twitter: @jessicanabraham