Hiring & Recruiting, HR Policies & Procedures

Recruiters Finding More and More Jobs Now Suitable for Flexible Work

Planning to recruit an account executive, client services coordinator, or financial analyst? Maybe you’re in the market for an information security analyst, product manager, or statistician. If so, offering candidates a flexible schedule, remote work, or other nontraditional options can boost your recruiting efforts.

The rise of contingent workers means more options for employers and employees in a number of fields. Flexjobs, a job search site specializing in telecommuting, part-time, freelance, and flexible jobs, used lifestyles website Cheat Sheet’s “10 Jobs That Will Be Hiring Like Crazy in 2017” and Fast Company’s “Jobs with the Most Potential in 2017” to compile a list of 20 flexible jobs with the most potential in 2017.

The jobs on those lists were chosen or a variety of reasons, including:

  • Previous faster-than-average growth rates between 2012 and 2016.
  • Current “critical mass” of job openings.
  • Predicted faster-than-average growth rates through 2024.
  • Pay rates of $20 or more per hour.

By comparing the jobs on these lists to the Flexjobs database, the company could narrow the list to only those high-potential opportunities that offer flexible work options, such as:

  • Remote work.
  • Part-time schedules.
  • Flexible or alternative schedules.
  • Temporary short- or long-term projects.
  • Freelancing (independent contractor).

Here’s the list of the 20 most high-potential flexible jobs for 2017 and the kind of flexibility they offer:

  1. Account executive (remote work).
  2. Account manager (full- and part-time schedules, temporary positions, freelance options, telecommuting).
  3. Business development (full- and part-time schedules, temporary positions, freelance options, telecommuting, flexible schedules).
  4. Business process analyst (telecommuting, freelance options).
  5. Client services coordinator (part-time schedules).
  6. Data scientist (telecommuting, freelance options, short-term projects, full-time schedules).
  7. Financial analyst (full- and part-time schedules, short-term projects, freelance options, temporary roles).
  8. Front-end developer (full- and part-time schedules, telecommuting, short- and long-term projects, freelance options, temporary roles).
  9. Genetic counselor (full- and part-time schedules, occasional jobs, flexible schedules, telecommuting, temporary roles).
  10. Information security analyst/manager (freelance options, telecommuting, full-time schedules).
  11. Medical director (full- and part-time schedules, telecommuting, short-term projects).
  12. Nurse-ICU (full- and part-time schedules, short-term roles, occasional work, alternative schedules).
  13. Nurse practitioner (full-time or part-time hours, flexible schedules, telecommuting, occasional and temporary options).
  14. Occupational therapy assistant (part-time schedules, occasional work, alternative schedule).
  15. Office manager (full-time and part-time schedules, short-term and temporary options).
  16. Operations analyst (full- and part-time schedules, short- and long-term projects, telecommuting, freelance options, temporary roles).
  17. Operations manager (telecommuting, temporary and short-term jobs, freelance options).
  18. Physical therapy assistant (full- and part-time schedules, occasional work, alternative schedules).
  19. Product manager (telecommuting, full-time schedules, short-term projects, freelance options, temporary roles, flexible schedules).
  20. Statistician (full- and part-time schedules, telecommuting, temporary roles, freelance options).