With hybrid work patterns being favoured in many industries post Covid-19, it seems an inevitability that the search time “remote, part-time jobs” would have increased a reported 105%.
The reasons for wishing to work remotely will no-doubt vary from person to person. Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “A part-time career can help you fill employment gaps, earn supplemental income, tap into new skills––and especially when it’s remote––lead to greater job freedom and flexibility. Whatever the reason for seeking a remote, part-time job, we hope this list of resources helps and inspires job seekers to explore the healthy mix of part-time, work-from-home opportunities out there,” Sutton concluded.
Based on data from the first half of 2022, and on more than 50 career categories in its database, Sutton’s firm published the top 10 categories and job titles for remote part-time work.
The 10 career categories below are ordered from highest to lowest in terms of having the most number of remote, part-time positions so far in 2022.
- Customer Service
- Education & Training
- Medical & Health
- Accounting & Finance
- Social Media
- HR & Recruiting
The top 10 remote, part-time job titles so far in 2022:
- Executive Assistant
- Social Media Manager
- Graphic Designer
- Administrative Assistant
- Customer Service Representative
- Medical Scribe
Perhaps the biggest surprise is the lack of mention of IT-specific work, a regular feature of any remote job type, but this may be influenced by the differentiation of full and part-time.
In addition, Flexjobs’ career coaching team proposes six must-ask questions to consider prior to switching from full-time to part-time. This is in part to help make an informed decision and to better identify and reflect on what they’re trying to achieve through a part-time career.
- What’s your financial situation?
- How will it impact your family?
- Is the job really part-time?
- Can you grow professionally?
- Are you committed?
- What are your goals?
Social acceptance and the new normal
The Great Resignation of 2021 caused many to reassess their core needs, balancing reduced pay with greater non-cash forms of value.
However one chooses to go about their career moving forward, and how to balance their desires for flexibility in time and location, the post-pandemic era has made it all the more feasible. Remote work opportunities for the masses will surely be here to stay.