With every year that passes, there are more and more people that are working from home in varying capacities. While many jobs had people returning to the office after the COVID-19 pandemic started to die down, there were still a lot of occupations that stayed remote. Many companies found that they could save space in the office by moving some of their positions to remote full-time.
Meanwhile, there are other positions that have been remote since even before the pandemic as the employees simply don’t have much reason to be in the office. If you prefer the atmosphere of working from home (and the lack of commute) compared to the office, then these are five career paths that you’ll want to take a look at.
5. Tech Support
Anyone that has worked in tech support while in an office setting has lamented time and time again that there’s really no reason for them to be there in person unless it’s to install new hardware. As a result, more tech support jobs are being moved to a completely remote setting, as agents are able to assume control of an employee’s computer to figure out their tech issues.
It’s amazing how much tech support has evolved over the years, with many computer issues able to be taken care of from thousands of miles away. There are also those times when telling someone to simply “turn it off and turn it back on again” works just as fine without having to drive all the way downtown to a big office building.
We did mention that the jobs on this list are remote, but that doesn’t mean that all of them are completely work at home. These days, the number of salespeople that actually have to show up to an office is shrinking, while the number of jobs in sales is growing. That’s because sales can be done over the phone from anywhere, especially in the comfort of your home.
If you need to meet a client face-to-face for sales, you can go to that meeting without having to spend the entire day sitting in an office and wasting a lot of time. Those that are are the best at sales in their company are hardly ever asked to come into the office as they’re either at home or out in the field.
The world is becoming more global, and more business is being done internationally than ever before. Because of that, there are going to be language barriers as busy executives aren’t going to have time to learn an entirely new language. Instead, they’ll rely on the help of a translator to close a deal with a foreign client.
Because of the distance, many of these meetings are being held virtually. That means that as a translator, you won’t even have to leave your home to help with these important meetings. Instead, you can simply hop into the video call and relay the information as needed. You’ll be a valuable asset to both companies, so these jobs are in high demand.
2. Customer Service Representative
A lot of larger companies used to have sprawling call centers that would take up multiple floors of a building, but those days are quickly coming to an end. These same companies are now having many of their employees work from home or outsourcing them to those that are able to get through the training process.
While the idea of talking on the phone all day might be a little frightening for some, there are also options to be a text-only customer service representative. Either way, you’ll be able to find remote work as a CSR in no time.
1. Social Media Manager
More and more, companies are getting away from the traditional forms of marketing and focusing on social media. Thanks to platforms like Instagram and TikTok, these businesses need those that have their finger on the pulse and can help bolster their brand on social media.
While not all of these jobs are remote, smaller businesses will tend to higher those that are working from home. If you can prove yourself to be a great social media marketer, you can work your way up to working on projects with larger companies.