The Secret to a Well Paid Flex Job? STEM and Healthcare
FlexJobs has come out with a list of a dozen jobs that offer flexible work options like remote work, flexible and part-time scheduling or freelancing. Sounds good? Here's the icing: 10 out the 12 pay well above the national average.
Ready to go job hunting? There's a catch: You need a degree and professional training to snag one of the big money jobs. And we're not at all convinced just how much flex some of the jobs offer.
An application developer (#10 on the list with an average pay of $100k) can work from anywhere in the world with a reliable internet connection -- and many do. But those $108k physician assistants really have to be on-site to treat patients. The flip side though is that demand is so great for these medical professionals they can negotiate flexible schedules.
It's no coincidence that STEM jobs dominate the list. When there's more jobs than skilled people to fill them, employers are going to be flexible to attract the talent they need.
If you're one of the lucky people who happen to have the skills and background to fill one of the jobs on the list, we want to hear from you. Take a look at our list of openings, which you'll find here. Even if there's not one exactly matching the FlexJobs list, send us your resume anyway.