7 Fully Remote Career Paths That Are Hiring Like Crazy
Here's a look at 7 of the top industries hiring for remote jobs in 2021!
According to a report on remote jobs with growth potential in 2021, marketing, especially digital marketing, is one of the top growing spaces for remote workers.
This should come as no surprise, as we’re all spending a lot more time online these days. Our screen time may be up because of remote meetings and working from home, but data shows we’re also looking at our phones more.
In 2019, the average American spent three hours per day on their phones. In 2020, that number increased to four hours per day. That’s 365 more phone-time hours per year, or equivalent to more than nine regular work weeks!
It’s no wonder the marketing and PR space is increasingly focused on digital marketing as a major strategy. This indicates that more digital marketing jobs will surface for remote workers.
Digital marketing was also listed as one of the top 15 jobs on the rise in 2021 based on LinkedIn data. If you have experience in this arena, or are looking to make a pivot, digital marketing is an excellent field to explore.
Another major effect of the pandemic was a bump in the already growing E-Commerce sector.
When many Americans were stuck at home, delivery from online retailers was their only means to access consumer goods. Others cancelled their vacations and spent much less money on dining, which left them with extra discretionary income. This came together to represent a 44% growth in E-Commerce sales in the U.S..
This massive increase in online spending, coupled with delayed delivery times, meant that the need for remote customer service representatives spiked.
A customer service job is a great place to start if you are looking for an entry-level remote job with the potential for growth into management roles. Especially in the startu-up space, customer service jobs can be a great stepping stone to higher paying positions.
Tutors and education professionals
Experts in workplace diversity
Amid all the myriad changes of 2020, we have seen an increased focus on addressing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. The protests of summer 2020 shined a bright light on the need to rectify institutional bias and discrimination within all spaces of our society, especially in the world of work.
As more and more companies hope to combat prejudice and address bias within their own organizations, there will be an ever-growing need for expert consultants with experience in issues related to DEI.
Data indicates that hiring for DEI roles has risen by 90% since 2019. It’s no wonder that consultant roles for those with expertise in DEI consistently topped lists of the most in demand remote jobs in 2021.
Translation/bilingual job roles
One could argue that we are more globally connected than ever before. Amid unprecedented digital connectedness, the demand for bilingual and multilingual remote workers is greater than ever.
Job roles that require multilingual skills are among the fastest growing jobs in remote work.
Translator jobs are in especially high demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also noted that jobs for interpreters and translators are expected to grow by 20% between 2019 and 2029.
It isn’t just translator jobs that will favor those who are bilingual. Language skills will be in high demand across many industries, including the medical sector, education and customer service, and the list goes on.
If you are bilingual, or multilingual, you may be able to parlay your language skills into one of many remote opportunities.
While we are beginning to see the return to the office, remote jobs and flexible jobs are definitely here to stay. It’s a very exciting time to be exploring the job market, as some of the limitations of geography and the need to work in person are becoming less and less important.
I predict that this will only open up more opportunities for job seekers to share their diverse perspectives and skills. If 2021 is your year to find the perfect remote job, I wish you all the best!