There are a lot of work from home jobs. But they’re not all in demand remote jobs. Some are rare or just random. For example, I’ve seen remote jobs for matchmaker, virtual dog trainer, information ninja, and even sailing instructor (how?). While interesting, these jobs just aren’t in demand enough to offer two important things:
Job security Career opportunitiesAnd, after a rollercoaster ride of year that we call 2020, it’s really important that we plan remote-friendly careers that are pandemic proof and popular as we head into the future.
That’s why I put together this super mega list of 196 (and counting) in demand remote jobs for 2021 (and beyond).
How did I compile this list?
Well, over the last year I heavily researched the top remote industries. With so many people looking for remote work, it was important to identify the industries readily embracing remote work.
These were the industries that continued to hire when many others were laying off workers by the hundreds and thousands. Of course, as a career coach, I often steered my clients towards these industries to help them land on their feet in a steady role.
But I wanted to take it even further and identify the most popular job titles frequently posted on remote job board sites.
The result? An amazingly comprehensive list of remote jobs that are here to stay. Period.
This is a long list divided up by category. So, settle in and grab a cup of coffee ☕You’ve got some reading to do.
How to Use This List
Whether you’re a career changer, career pivoter, or an unemployed remote job seeker, use this list to inspire your remote job search. See if your current (or most recent) job title is on this list. If so, great! You’re already primed and ready to launch a remote job search.
However, if you don’t see any job titles that are close to the ones you’ve held, don’t panic. Often, you have transferable skills that you can use to land a remote job.
As you browse the list, see if any industries or specific job titles pique your interest. Research those job titles and see what skills, education, and experience you need to be considered for employment. If you don’t have any of those skills, that’s okay too. You’re never more than an online course away from learning a remote-friendly skill you can use to get a remote job.
And, don’t forget to use my no-fail 3-step system to figure out your dream remote job. Because, after all, we don’t want you to settle for any remote job. You deserve to find your dream remote job and, chances are, it’s on this list!
Thanks to remote collaboration tools like Google Docs and Trello, it’s pretty easy to perform administrative tasks from (almost) anywhere. You can work with people around the world to manage emails, schedule appointments, coordinate meetings, manage documents, and so much more.
A clerical background is helpful. But you can also find online courses and training to prepare you for an in-demand remote administrative role. For example, Fully Booked VA is a go-to training center for aspiring administrative professionals.
Whether you already have the skills or need a quick refresher, there are plenty of remote administrative roles to consider:
In Demand Remote Administrative Jobs
Administrative AssistantAds AssessorCalendar Management Contact TracerData Entry Document Management Specialist Executive Assistant Personal Assistant Real Estate Assistant ResearcherSearch Engine Evaluator Travel Coordinator Virtual Assistant Virtual Receptionist
In demand remote jobs in business are quite broad. They include all business roles you find in most corporations. To make this list more readable, I combined human resources, operations, and legal positions under the business category.
Most of these roles require a degree, specific work experience, or both to be considered. However, a handful of options like General Transcription and Legal Transcription can be learned via online training at schools like Transcribe Anywhere.
If you have previous in-office experience, chances are you already have transferable skills you can use right now to market yourself in one of these remote business roles.
In Demand Remote Jobs in Business:
Business Development ManagerBusiness ManagerCareer CoachFundraiserGeneral Transcription Grant WriterHead of PeopleHead of TalentHR SpecialistHuman Resources ManagerLegal Counsel Legal TranscriptionOperations Manager ParalegalProduct ManagerProject Manager RecruiterScrum Master Solutions ConsultantTalent AcquisitionTalent SourcerTalent Specialist Technical Product Manager Technical Recruiter
As a career coach, I hear over and over again from clients that they will do anything but customer service. I get it. Customer service jobs can be a bit of a drag. You envision yourself taking call after call from unhappy customers leaving you completely drained by day’s end.
Fortunately, not all customer service jobs are like this. In fact, in demand customer service remote jobs include reservations agents, travel agents, tech support reps, and even chat reps — no phone required!
As a bonus, the majority of customer service jobs from home are entry-level.
In Demand Remote Customer Service Job Titles:
Chat RepresentativeCustomer Experience Representative/SpecialistCustomer Onboarding Representative/SpecialistCustomer Service QA ManagerCustomer Service Representative/Specialist Customer Success Manager Customer Support Representative/SpecialistReservations AgentTechnical Support Representative/Specialist Tier 2 Support Representative/Specialist Travel Agent
What is data? Well, data can mean a lot of things. Typically, remote data jobs deal with statistics, facts, and figures in an analytical way.
You might run reports, make predictions or forecasts from a business point of view.
Most data jobs will require formal training and/or experience to get started. If a data career sounds interesting to you, I highly recommend you research the industry further to determine if it fits with your career ideals.
From there, check out Coursera for Data Literacy courses you can take in your spare time to advance your career!
In Demand Remote Data Jobs
Analytics ManagerDatabase AdministratorData AnalystData Engineer Data ManagerData Scientist Data Solutions ArchitectData SpecialistData Visualization SpecialistEngineering ManagerMarketing Data AnalystSolution Architect
Design is all around us, especially online. Every website you visit, blog you read, ad you see — they’re all design driven. And, as it turns out, design jobs are in high demand and super remote friendly.
Design jobs will require specific training. Most roles have specific hard skills you need to have. For example, you might need to know Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc. depending on the position.
When you’re new to the world of design, a simple course like Basic Elements of Design: Design Principles and Software Overview can prepare you to confidently enter the digital design world as a beginner!
In Demand Remote Jobs in Design
2D Animator3D AnimatorBrand DesignerGame DesignerGraphic Designer Landing Page DesignerMotion Graphics DesignerProduct Designer Technical Designer UI/UX DesignerUX Researcher Visual Designer Web Designer
Editorial remote roles are near and dear to my heart. I love writing, content creation, reading, proofreading and all the wordsmith roles widely available today.
You too can cash in on your love of words to create an editorial career as a writer, proofreader, editor, copywriter, researcher, and more.
When it comes to remote writing jobs, the proof is in the pudding. In other words, you need a portfolio of work to showcase your skills more than you need a specific degree.
However, training is beneficial in specific roles like copywriting and proofreading as you’ll learn the ins and outs of marketing your skills. My favorite proofreading classes are this free general proofreading workshop as well as the masterclass at Art of Proofreading.
In Demand Remote Editorial Roles
BloggerContent WriterCopywriter Editor Fact CheckerFreelance WriterGeneral Proofreader GhostwriterPublisher ProofreaderResearch Content AssociateStaff WriterTechnical WriterTranslator
In 2020, we saw so many students head online to learn. As it turns out, many teachers and students enjoyed the switch to digital learning and are eager to stay on this path in the future. (I personally have a 100% online learner at home with me!).
With such a high demand for online learning, there’s been a surge in hiring for various education positions in the remote world.
These jobs range from educator to administrator, and everything in between. Your state will have individual requirements for online educators, but there are entry level gigs in education for Online English tutors as well as admissions counselors for higher education.
In Demand Education Jobs
Admissions Counselor Curriculum WriterFaculty ReviewerGraderK-12 Teacher Online English TeacherOnline Instructor Tutor
From a financial perspective, there are quite a few in demand remote jobs to be had. These include everything from working one-on-one with individuals as a bookkeeper or tax preparer to corporate roles in underwriting or payroll.
Finance jobs from home range from entry-level friendly to more experienced accounting roles.
If this industry is appealing to you, I recommend sitting in on free training to learn more. My favorite freebie for aspiring financial pros is the 3-series video training at Bookkeepers.com.
In Demand Finance Jobs
Accountant Accounting SpecialistAuditorBilling SpecialistBookkeeper Claims ProcessorClaims SpecialistFinance ManagerFinancial ControllerLoan OfficerLoan Processor Loan Specialist Mortgage UnderwriterPayroll AdministratorPayroll SpecialistSenior AccountantTax ManagerTax Preparer Title ExaminerUnderwriter
We typically don’t think of healthcare as a remote role. That’s because we think of clinics, hospitals, and in person places most frequently with healthcare.
However, as we saw in 2020, healthcare can also be remote friendly. For example, telehealth visits were up 154% in 2020 (and are expected to rise in the coming years).
Plus, there are plenty of non-clinical roles, like medical billing and coding jobs, that are more admin than patient-facing. These jobs can be done remotely and are in high demand. In fact, one CNBC study found there are more openings for medical billing and coding jobs than there are trained professionals to fill them!
In Demand Healthcare Jobs
Case ManagerClinical Research Coordinator Health Insurance Agent Health NavigatorMedical Billing & Coding Medical Information SpecialistMedical Records Clerk Medical Records SpecialistMedical Transcription & Editing Nurse PractitionerPatient Care RepresentativeRegistered Dietitian Registered Nurse Telephone NurseUtilization Review Nurse
What is marketing? Typically, marketing refers to activities that helps businesses understand their customers. Brands want to better understand their customers so they can build consumer loyalty.
Often, marketing is confused with sales — but they’re two different functions. (That’s why you’ll see sales as a completely different industry on this list 🙂
Marketers create campaigns, analyze data, or put together materials to promote a brand. Remote marketing jobs include job titles in social media, search engine optimization, affiliates, public relations, and more!
In Demand Marketing Jobs
Advertising ManagerAffiliate ManagerContent MarketerDigital Advertising SpecialistEmail Marketing Growth MarketerMarketing AssistantMarketing Data AnalystMarketing ManagerMarketing SpecialistPaid Social/Performance MarketerProduct Marketing ManagerPublic Relations Manager SEO Content ManagerSEO SpecialistSocial Media Coordinator Social Media Manager Webinar Coordinator
Sales jobs are always in demand, remote or not. That’s because the sales team brings in money. And, without money, businesses can’t survive.
But sales jobs go far beyond telemarketing. Virtual sales reps might take inbound calls, respond to chats, or help existing customers to keep them as clients.
Many sales jobs are beginner friendly, as long as you have a determination to succeed. As you gain experience in remote sales, you can move up to roles like Account Manager or Sales Manager.
In Demand Sales Jobs
Account CoordinatorAccount Development RepresentativeAccount Executive Account ManagerAccount Strategist B2B Sales RepresentativeEnterprise SalesInbound Account Executive Inside SalesPhone Sales AgentTechnical Account Executive Sales Development RepresentativeSales Executive Sales Manager
Software & Development
Tech jobs are some of the most in demand remote jobs out there. Period. Yes, there’s a huge need for tech pros but it’s also because development and tech-based jobs include a lot of different job titles.
In my list, you will see coding jobs, developer positions, and even QA roles grouped together under the umbrella term of “software and development.”
Keep in mind, there are A LOT of different roads to explore for tech roles. If you don’t have current experience or education in the field, it’s a good idea to get some.
Simply search programs on Coursera to get a good idea of Algorithms, Data Collection, and Starting to Code. You will soon find if this path speaks to you or not.
In the meantime, check out this list of most common job titles to see what, if any, jump out at you.
In Demand Software Roles
Android DeveloperAWS Cloud ArchitectAWS EngineerBack End DeveloperBack End EngineerCloud ArchitectCyber Security EngineerDevOps EngineerDevOps LeadDevOps ManagerFront End EngineerFull Stack DeveloperFull Stack EngineerInformation Security ManageriOS EngineerJava DeveloperLinux Software DeveloperMobile DeveloperNetwork Engineer Python Engineer QA AnalystQA EngineerQA TesterRuby on Rails DeveloperRuby on Rails EngineerSite Reliability EngineerSoftware DeveloperSoftware EngineerSolutions ArchitectSystem Infrastructure ArchitectWeb Application EngineerWordPress DeveloperWordPress EngineerUX Developer
In-Demand Remote Jobs to Consider for 2021
There you have it, the top remote job titles in 2021. These all fall within remote-friendly industries that are known to hire the most remote workers. Keep in mind, this isn’t a full list.
Instead, these are the roles I see time and time again on remote job board sites. In other words, these are known job titles companies routinely hire remote workers for.
When you need career inspiration or are curious if you can turn your existing skills into a remote career, this is the perfect list for you. Use it to inspire your job search and steer your career plan as you move into 2021, and beyond.
So, what did you think? Are there any industries you see yourself working in? Did a new job title speak to you?
Let me know in the comments below.
I’d love to hear what you think.
And, don’t forget, before you make any career decision, be sure you’re headed in the right direction. Use the no-fail 3-step system to determine your ideals and your perfect career path.
You’ve got this! 💪