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Remote Jobs: 2022 Watch List of Career Fields and Jobs
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, without a doubt. Once thought to be simply a knee-jerk reaction to the coronavirus outbreak, working from home appears to be a trend that is here to stay. Whether you’re an employee looking for a new job, or a company owner/manager interested in hiring new employees and/or maintaining your current staff, you’re bound to find the new information recently published by FlexJobs to be eye-opening. Ever since 2014, the online jobs site has created an annual “Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs” list. The information that accompanied that list is of particular interest in 2022, when so many companies in such a huge range of industries have begun to rely heavily on work-from-home employees. In this article, we examine the 2022 watch list of the top career fields and job titles for remote jobs, based on that FlexJobs report.

Top Career Fields for Remote Jobs

The FlexJobs study found that certain career fields experienced significant growth over the past year despite the restrictions brought about by COVID-19. Based on those statistics, they predict that the following fields will be where the most remote job opportunities will exist for the coming year:

  1. Computer and IT
  2. Accounting and Finance
  3. Marketing
  4. Medical and Health
  5. Project Management
  6. Customer Service
  7. HR and Recruiting
  8. Sales
  9. Administrative
  10. Education and Training

Small business managers and company owners, pay attention to this list! If your upcoming job openings fall into one or more of these categories and you’re not planning on allowing your employees to work from home, you could face stiff competition when it comes to recruiting new workers and/or maintaining your current staff. A FlexJobs survey revealed that 58% of respondents said they would look for a new job if they weren’t allowed to continue working from home after the pandemic. That same survey found that of those respondents who currently hold remote jobs, 65% want to continue working from home on a full-time basis.

Top Job Titles for Remote Jobs

After gathering a variety of data from the past 12 months, FlexJobs predicts that the following job titles will be some of the most sought after remote jobs in 2022:

  1. Accountant
  2. Customer Service Representative
  3. Nurse
  4. Project Manager
  5. Recruiter
  6. Teacher
  7. Web Developer
  8. Writer

From a management perspective, it’s important to know that competition for these positions is likely to be fierce in 2022. In a job market that continues to experience “the great resignation” – a phenomenon in which workers of all ages are leaving their current positions to either pursue other career fields or work as independent contractors – there’s little doubt that the current job climate greatly favors the employee rather than the employer. If you want to retain talented workers, and especially if you anticipate hiring new employees during 2022, enabling those individuals to work from home will give you a huge hiring advantage over companies that don’t.

And speaking of advantages, don’t forget to utilize the myriad of tools designed for companies that offer remote job opportunities. MySammy is one of those! We developed our cloud-based software years ago, long before the current pandemic. In fact, we’re considered to be one of the pioneers of productivity monitoring software. MySammy is specifically designed to allow managers to measure productivity levels of remote workers, and to do so in a totally transparent way, without blocking websites or monitoring employee activities through use of “spyware.” Make sure you have all the tools you need to supervise and manage your remote staff – sign up for your FREE trial of MySammy today!


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