31 Jan 10 Great Remote Jobs You Might Not Know About

Remote JobsRemote working is starting to take hold in the majority of workplaces now, but the act of searching for and finding a telecommuting job might seem daunting. Aren’t those jobs mostly for freelancers or people in very specific career fields?

It turns out, no! Thousands of telecommuting job opportunities exist for a huge variety of career fields.

To give you a sense of the remote jobs you might not know about, here are 10 unique options for telecommuting jobs:


1. Sports Psychologist

This role is a behavior coaching position that aims to help clients meet weight loss and health goals. As part of a team, telecommuting sports psychologists meet with clients over the phone or on Skype, monitor their progress and motivate them to reach health and wellness goals.


2. Web Search Evaluator

Web companies hire search evaluators to research and evaluate Internet search results on a variety of topics for different clients. These roles require excellent communication skills and technical aptitude, and they may also ask for special knowledge of a particular subject area.


3. Attorney

Work-from-home attorneys help with high-level litigation projects, conduct document reviews and advise clients. Much like in-office attorneys, the work of at-home attorneys is dependent on the company or organization for which you work, as well as your area of expertise.


4. RN Case Manager

Nursing is one of the largest categories for at-home positions and case manager RNs help coordinate and monitor care for patients. These roles are hired by insurance companies and independent telephonic nurse companies.


5. Corporate Travel Counselor

Credit card companies and travel and hospitality corporations hire travel counselors to assist members from their at-home offices. This role is responsible for coordinating domestic and international travel arrangements and assisting with emergency travel for individuals and groups.


6. Curriculum Developer

Educational organizations, both traditional and virtual, hire curriculum developers to develop and write educational texts, design courses and produce supplemental content. These remote jobs usually require a background in education and a particular subject area.


7. Nonprofit Executive Director

Small nonprofit organizations sometimes hire telecommuters for their leadership roles in order to find the expertise and leadership they need, regardless of location. These part-time at-home jobs offer opportunities for strategy development, partnership development, overseeing operations and providing leadership.


8. Subject Matter Guide/Expert

If you enjoy writing and have a particular area of expertise, content websites are always hiring writers and editors. These jobs involve writing informative articles about a particular subject and managing other online content. Writers typically work independently, whereas editors are responsible for overseeing groups of these writers.


9. Tax Accountant

Especially this time of year, tax accountants are in high demand, both in the office and working from home. Accountants who work remotely are responsible for compiling and completing paperwork related to taxes, both for individuals and organizations. They also assist with audits and tax-related advising throughout the year. Other responsibilities can include bookkeeping, financial reporting and payroll.


10. Online Teacher

Certified teachers are now being hired for a variety of virtual teaching positions. Much like in-classroom teachers, online teachers make lesson plans and teach a particular subject area to classrooms of students. They’re responsible for tracking students’ progress and assisting those who need help, and this is all done through video conferences, emails, phone calls and Web presentations.


If you wish you could work from home, don’t let a perceived lack of opportunity stop you. (Click here to tweet this thought.) The variety of remote jobs listed here should give you some sense of the wide swath of career fields and industries that hire telecommuters and at-home workers.

Are you a remote worker in a field not listed here? Share your position in the comments!


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Kevin Kermes