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7 Growing Career Fields With Fully Remote Jobs in 2024

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.com.

Demand for fully remote jobs continues to climb, and it’s not hard to see why—51% of working professionals favor a fully remote job, and 77% of working professionals believe they are more productive working remotely.

While the competition for these roles increases between job seekers, there are a number of companies that are embracing the fully remote workplace, and that number will continue to rise.

To help job seekers identify the career fields that are poised to experience the most growth, FlexJobs analyzed the more than 50 career categories in its database, comparing the number of job postings for 100% remote jobs from January 2023 to December 2023.

The analysis identified the emerging remote career categories with more than 10% growth during this time period.

Top Growing Careers for Fully Remote Jobs

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The list is sorted from highest to lowest growth and only includes fully remote jobs (professional-level jobs that work remotely 100% of the time).

These rankings exclude top career categories in the remote job marketplace including computer and IT, accounting and finance, marketing, customer service, and project management.

  1. Sales
  2. Account Management
  3. Client Services
  4. Business Development
  5. Bilingual
  6. Medical & Health
  7. Education

Key takeaways: Sales saw the highest growth rate of 48%.

The others saw moderate growth rates with account management, client services, business development and bilingual growing 15%, medical and health growing 13%, and education growing 10%.

How to Find a Fully Remote Job

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Finding a fully remote job is slightly different than your traditional job search. These tips will help you succeed in breaking into remote work industries and identifying the right jobs.

1. What to Look for in a Remote Job Description

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Before you apply, review the job description to determine if the position is really 100% remote:

  • Does the job description specifically say it’s 100% remote work?
  • If it doesn’t say “100%,” does it specify how much time is spent in the office vs. remotely?
  • Does the job description mention that applicants must live in a specific location to apply, and does it explain why?
  • Is it a remote job that requires a lot of travel or on-site work in other locations?

Also, research the job and the company before applying to make sure it’s not a scam. Sites like FlexJobs can give you the inside scoop.

2. How to Prepare to Apply

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Your first impression is your application. To make the best one possible, ask these questions to make sure your resume, cover letter, and social media are job search-ready:

3. What to Discuss During the Interview

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Once you’ve made it to the interview, make sure you get a good idea of how this company runs its remote operations.

  • What equipment is recommended or required for the job?
  • What equipment does the company provide or reimburse for?
  • What is the onboarding process for remote workers?
  • How are remote meetings typically held (phone call, videoconference, audio-only, etc.)?
  • If it’s a hybrid workplace, what does the company do to include remote workers?
  • What is the primary method of communication, and what kinds of tools does the team use for communication and collaboration?

More Fully Remote Job Resources

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Looking for companies known to hire fully remote jobs? Check out the below lists!

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