15 high-paying jobs that will let you work from home
The high-paying job your parents or grandparents may have held looks considerably different than the one you have today, thanks to technology. Back in the day, workers had to commute to an office, show face and maybe even stay late for meetings and client dinners.
While the job market is still flooded with traditionally structured positions, the emergence of high-paying telecommuter and flexible jobs has changed how people work. In fact, at least 3.7 million workers work from home and the number of regular home-based workers grew 103% between 2005 and 2014, Global Workplace Analytics reported.
While nearly 90% of the workforce says they would like to work from home, a recent study by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions said home-based workers tend to clock longer hours and may feel stretched juggling their professional and personal life at once.
Now, that isn't to say remote work can't be great — it just requires more self-imposed structure: Work-life balance improves, experts say, if you set a specific work schedule and keep distractions to the minimum;send the pup to doggy daycare or don't answer your home phone during work hours. And staying in close communication with your manager and co-workers will help you maintain a presence in the office when you can't physically be there.
If you've reached a certain tipping point in your career and are looking to spend at least some of your time off-site, you might be wondering: Which high-earning jobs allow for either full- or part-time telecommuting?
In fact, there are several great positions that pay well but also offer flexibility, a recent Flexjobs job survey found. Jobs identified in the survey are based on Flexjob's database using an advanced search to find gigs that offered at least some telecommuting and paid for senior-level managers or above, Maddie Rogers from Flexjobs told Mic in an email.
Flexjobs provided Mic a list of 15 example positions — using the same methodology as in the survey — that are currently open in each broader job category. Here are top-paying flexible jobs you should know about, ranked by average salary via PayScale, plus companies with vacancies today.
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