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The best remote jobs for 2021

INSIDE: I’ve rounded up the best remote jobs for 2021, including the highest paying ones and a list of companies that are frequently recognized as great employers.

You can work remotely anywhere with a Internet connection these days, at home, on the road, or even at the corner cafe.

Sounds like a dream come true…although you may have a few questions about remote work before you dive into a job search.

A woman uses a laptop to search for the best remote jobs.

Are the job postings really legit work or are they scams? Do the positions pay well? Are you qualified for a remote role?

Today, we’re sharing some of the best types of remote jobs out there in 2021: which ones are popular, which ones pay well, and even which companies to consider working for.

Ready to apply? We’ll also let you know where to start looking for remote job postings.

What are the highest paying remote jobs?

Everyone has their opinion on what qualifies as a high-paying remote job. What may be a good salary for a remote worker may not be enough for someone living in another part of the country.

According to Indeed, good options for well paying telecommuting jobs include:

  • Graphic design
  • Travel agent
  • Tutor
  • freelance writer
  • Counter
  • Translator

While many of the best paying remote jobs require extensive training and experience, many entry-level positions don’t pay very badly.

And even within these broad industries, you should expect the salary range to vary widely. One remote company may barely pay a living wage, while another may offer great pay and even benefits.

When it comes to remote job postings, always be aware of some skepticism. Whether It sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Make sure you know who you are dealing with before giving out any personal information.

Other remote jobs in demand

Whether your skills are entry level or expert, there is a remote position for you. Some popular remote work opportunities in today’s work environment include:

  1. Customer Service Representative
  2. virtual assistant
  3. social media administrator
  4. Project Manager
  5. freelance writer
  6. Sales
  7. HE
  8. Accounting
  9. Education
  10. Health care

And within these broad job descriptions, you’ll find additional roles to consider. For example, in the education sector, companies are hiring remote workers such as teachers, tutors, content writers, test graders and more. The same goes for healthcare. A remote company may outsource work to registered nurses, billing coders, medical scribesand transcribers.

Keep in mind that a single role that would span many tasks in a traditional work environment can be divided into several very specialized jobs in the remote world. Don’t be afraid to dig deeper during your research as a remote job seeker.

The best work-from-home companies

Much like defining a “high-paying telecommuting job,” the best job from local company is a matter of personal opinion. However, there are some companies that year after year climb to the top of the list among remote workers.

Each year, FlexJobs compiles a list of its top 100 remote opportunities. You’ve probably heard of many of the companies on this year’s list, including:

  • UnitedHealth Group: Recently Hired Coders, Client Managers, and Customer Service Representatives
  • Lionbridge: Almost always looking to add ad, map, and search analysts, as well as translators and testers, to their micro-teams.
  • Amazon: Seasonal Hiring of Stylists and Customer Service Representatives
  • Aetna: recently hired registered nurses, customer service representatives and health concierges
  • Pearson: Frequently search for tutors and test assessors
  • CVS: Recently Seeking Billing Specialists and Customer Service Representatives
  • Paylocity: Payroll, Accounting, and HR Jobs
  • Upwork: Latest Search for Marketing and Finance Experts

If you’re ever unsure about a remote company, Glassdoor and Indeed allow employees and contractors to leave feedback about their experiences. Don’t be afraid to check them out.

Just remember, dissatisfied employees are more likely to leave reviews than happy ones. Read between lines. Are the complaints really serious, or are they a matter of personal opinion or personality difference?

Don’t use someone else’s petty personal dispute as a reason to avoid a particular remote job. Everyone’s experience will be different. Don’t pass up a great remote opportunity because someone didn’t get along with a supervisor you may never find.

How to find remote jobs

If you’re wondering how to find a job online, there are many reputable remote work websites you can check out during your job search.

As previously mentioned, FlexJobs is a great site to join. The site requires a paid membership, but all of its job listings are vetted for legitimacy. That means you don’t have to worry about scams. Additionally, the advanced search feature allows you to quickly identify listings that meet the criteria you may be looking for, such as work for others vs freelancefull-time vs. part-time, level of education or experience, and more.

You can also find job offers to be part of a distributed team on a remote job board like Indeed and remote.co.

Benefits of remote work opportunities

There are many benefits of teleworking:

  • Save money on gas as there is no trip
  • More time available in the day since there is no commuting
  • Save money on work clothes and meals away from home
  • Possibility to customize your workspace according to your needs
  • In some cases, a flexible work schedule

However, that is not to say that there are no downsides to working from home:

  • Family and domestic distractions
  • feelings of isolation
  • Diminished communication with remote team members
  • no IT team
  • Lack of concentration

Is a remote job right for you?

As with anything, some people will thrive in a digital nomad job and others will struggle. Your personality will determine your success as a remote employee.

If you can stay motivated by working on your own and want to enjoy the benefits of remote work, give it a try!