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What are some interesting remote jobs that are available right now?

Even with a bachelors degree, looking for a job has been very challenges these past 6 months. I would like to find a job that is remote, interesting, flexible (optional), and allows me to travel while I pursue my dreams. Just want to reiterate that this is a "hope and dream" of mine. Just need some remote job suggestions, maybe even some links to remote jobs that no one knows about right now. I would really appreciate the feedback, resources, and help. Thank you so much.

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Zahid’s Answer

Most remote roles rely on technology to help them finish projects, which is why a lot of remote positions often exist in fields like marketing, web design or data analysis, which all entail using technology regularly. Common types of remote jobs include:

1. Web designer

National average salary: $43,500 per year

Primary duties: A web designer builds appealing and user-friendly websites for businesses to attract potential and current customers. Common responsibilities include using coding languages to create web pages and enhance design elements, meeting with clients to assess their website goals and testing their final product to ensure it meets the clients' needs before launching the website.


2. Social media manager

National average salary: $45,414 per year

Primary duties: Social media managers often work on a business' marketing team to manage their social media accounts and online presence. Other responsibilities include building the budget for publishing social media advertisements, tracking customer engagement and conversion trends, crafting compelling social media posts that attract and engage customers and staying updated on common social media industry trends.

3. Customer service representative

National average salary: $47,381 per year

Primary duties: A customer service representative works directly with clients, usually via phone calls or chat systems, to answer customers' questions. Other tasks may include processing product orders and handling their returns, addressing and resolving customer complaints and sharing pricing or other product details with customers.


4. Virtual assistant

National average salary: $49,595 per year

Primary duties: Virtual assistants work remotely as they complete administrative duties for their supervisor. Common responsibilities can include scheduling appointments, answering phone calls, proofreading company documents, creating basic marketing material and inputting numbers into databases.

5. Graphic designer

National average salary: $49,626 per year

Primary duties: A graphic designer makes visual graphics for a company's digital or print marketing materials. Typical duties of a graphic designer include building promotional videos, using graphic design software to create illustrations for advertisements, designing compelling infographics from company data and making business logos.

6. Copy editor

National average salary: $55,204 per year

Primary duties: Copy editors often work on an editorial team to proofread and improve the quality of a writer's content. Other tasks involve structuring copy to ensure it flows smoothly, correcting any grammatical or spelling errors, collaborating with writers to help improve their content creation skills and ensuring the writer follows proper style guide requirements requested by the client.

7. Accountant

National average salary: $56,497 per year

Primary duties: An accountant helps enhance an organizations' efficiencies by using and analyzing its financial records. Common responsibilities are running monthly or quarterly audits on a company's bank accounts and budget, documenting any financial transactions, finding and recommending solutions to better manage financial accounts and ensuring the company is following proper tax regulations.

8. Recruiter

National average salary: $56,828 per year

Primary duties: A recruiter often works on the human resources team to find quality candidates to fill open roles. Other tasks can include screening and interviewing applicants, researching and reaching out to candidates who meet the roles' desired skill set and qualifications, interviewing or screening candidates, offering jobs to employees and negotiating salary and benefits.

9. Copywriter

National average salary: $58,065 per year

Primary duties: Copywriters craft unique content for a business. They may write copy for advertisements, webpages, blog posts, social media or video scripts. Other responsibilities can include brainstorming and pitching new content ideas, drafting press releases or other media material, organizing and scheduling content production and writing up promotional marketing emails.

10. Sales representative

National average salary: $61,241 per year

Primary duties: Sales representatives work closely with potential customers to promote and sell a product or service. They may travel to different businesses or meet with potential clients in-person to educate them on their product. Other tasks include negotiating sales contracts, providing demonstrations on a product's features and meeting certain sales goals.

11. Marketing manager

National average salary: $70,377 per year

Primary duties: A marketing manager develops campaigns and strategies to promote an organization. Common responsibilities can include determining who their target audience is, building an advertising budget, analyzing market trends and evaluating data from recent campaigns for insight on new campaigns.

12. Data analyst

National average salary: $73,996 per year

Primary duties: A data analyst gathers and interprets company data to help employees and leadership better understand it. Some of their duties include putting complex data sets into understandable charts and reports, finding significant trends to help make better business decisions and building effective statistical testing procedures.

13. Project manager

National average salary: $86,013 per year

Primary duties: Project managers plan and implement important company projects from beginning to end. Common responsibilities include leading a team and assigning projects to members, developing a schedule and continuously monitoring its progress, building a project budget and relaying project needs to clients or supervisors.

14. User experience designer

National average salary: $97,770 per year

Primary duties: User experience designers update digital products according to the needs of consumers. Other responsibilities are troubleshooting and identifying issues with software, developing and proposing plans for improvement, creating prototypes and researching competitor products and customer needs to create effective, user-friendly programs.

15. Software engineer

National average salary: $108,679 per year

Primary duties: A software engineer develops business applications, operating systems or network control systems for companies. Other common tasks include building models for developers to create codes, designing and testing applications to meet user needs and suggesting system upgrades for current software.

Out of all the job type listed above, i think the following would be suitable to apply to for anyone with a BS. #2,3,4,8,10, 12

Job search wise, Indeed.com and LinkedIn are good places to start.

here;s some work from home jobs:
https://www.indeed.com/q-Work-From-Home-jobs.html?from=careeradvice-US-joblist-rightrail-jobsearch-workfromhomejobs&vjk=deb92fe3f84c9d6a

Best of Luck!
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Tony’s Answer

A lot of tech companies are allowing employees to work remote full time now such as Dell, Spotify, Facebook/Meta and others. Dell was even very flexible on this pre-pandemic. Obviously some roles are not designed for remote work, such an an on-site lab engineer, but most business functions and companies have remote job openings that likely fit your skillset and desired area of work.
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Tony’s Answer

Covid-19 has created many opportunities for remote careers in a wide range of industries. I think it's essential that job-seekers first identify their strengths and interests and then seek opportunities to contribute their talents in an industry in which they're interested and have skills to contribute. Landing a job only because it it remote may not end up being very fulfilling or rewarding if we don't have a lot of interest or desire to pursue it.
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Sharhonda’s Answer

Hi! I’m an internal auditor and travel the US about 50% of the year and no two days are the same. Maybe audit is a field you can look into? It’s a good field for entry level positions because it exposes you to all areas of a company and auditors also typically have opportunities to promote to other areas in the company because of the experience.

Good luck!
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Jeff’s Answer

I work for a Telecommunications company where this kind of work is ideal. I interact with people from across the world; India, Philippines, Mexico, etc. and all interaction needs to be done "electronically" (Instant messaging, visual meetings, email) . This doesn't require a brick and mortar site to do this kind of work.
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Marlissa’s Answer

Teriyana - I did not see a field or industry that you are focused on, with the pandemic going on currently many people are remote and employers have loosened their requirements on where the employee must live.

With that being said, I would search LinkedIn and filter by remote.

Healthcare Management is large area that is completed in a remote capacity. If you are looking to travel once pandemic restrictions are lifted I would look towards a health insurer who does auditing of processes or pharmacy benefit manager (pbm).

There is also the idea of outside sales, medical devices and some pharmaceutical companies may be looking to fill positions once the restrictions are lifted as well.
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Sharhonda’s Answer

Hi Teriyana! I would recommend considering a career in internal audit. I currently work as an auditor for a multinational corporation and travel extensively and work remotely when I'm not on the road. The field seems to be an acquired taste but I've loved it from day one; people in different departments aren't always receptive to our help but once we establish ourselves as business partners, not the police, this attitude changes. Most entry level position will require travel, especially in industries like retail and hospitality, and will require longer hours but its a great place to learn.
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Aaron’s Answer

Linkedin now allows you to search by "remote" job more easily due to Covid. I've gone the web dev route myself and taken this into software development which pays me a little more. I've seen jobs for Covid response investigators recently to due Covid tracking from home etc. for example though on Linkedin. Life coaches are a big thing now too and you can create social media followers. I've gotten a life coach recently and they help me by setting goals so I can work from home better and not get distracted by the fact that I'm at home.

If you want to travel the world though with your remote work then you can often afford to take a lower paying job since the conversion rate can be in your favor depending on where you decide to travel to. I personally did a web dev bootcamp and I have been remote ever since and could technically travel and work from anywhere now.
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Michelle’s Answer

Hi Teriyana,

In addition to the resources provided above, I would also recommend checking Flex Jobs. Flex Jobs is a job search platform specifically for flexible positions whether it be fully remote, flexible hours or a hybrid position. All kinds of employers can be found here from major corporations to small start-ups. I found it helpful in my own search to narrow down companies that were also seeking to hire remote candidates. I hope this is helpful! Best of luck in your search.

Michelle recommends the following next steps:

https://www.flexjobs.com/
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Mackenzie’s Answer

Since it looks like a lot of people have been able to provide relevant opportunities, I'd like to suggest brainstorming where you intend to work remotely. A lot of companies, even global firms, have restrictions on remote work outside of the contiguous United States due their tax policy. If you're planning to work internationally, I would target roles where this is an approved or an allowable option. Additionally, please keep in mind how working in different time zones can affect your personal and professional live. For example, if you are an early riser living on the east coast and working for a west coast company, these hours may not be ideal for your productivity or your work schedule.
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Naomi’s Answer

I recommend visiting LinkedIn and Indeed job boards. You can filter both to show remote jobs only. Quite a few industries are offering remote positions now that the pandemic has proved that they can be remote and not tied to a specific location. Good luck in your job search!
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Anita’s Answer

I would check out some of the more popular job websites like Indeed and especially Linkedin. You can create a search and receive alerts when remote jobs in your chosen field becomes available.
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