Best Flexible Jobs Top 5 List

November, 18, 2014 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

The word on flexible work is out and people are writing about it (this is kind of proving the point); but seriously, think about it, what do we do nowadays when there is a trendy subject around? We make lists! Top 10s, Top 5’s. And let me tell you, there are a lot of lists out there on non-traditional work. So, today we will save you some browsing-grease and time to present you with the most interesting lists out there regarding Best flexible jobs. Ready? Here is our compilation:

The Top 5: Most in Demand jobs according to are:

  1. Nurse
  2. Data Entry
  3. Marketing
  4. Writer
  5. Java Developer

Whenever possible, it is definitely advantageous to look at what it is on demand out there before you become the supply. So here they are, from Nurses to Java Developers, the world seems to need more of you! These occupations are both flexible and in need aka you have a good chance of getting hired and a definite chance to have work-life balance.

The Top 5: Most Popular according to a recent  blog are:

  1. Sales
  2. Personal care and service
  3. Arts, design, entertainment, sports, media
  4. Office and administrative support
  5. Education, training, and library

Although it may be easier to say that high demand= the most popular jobs, this is rarely the case (that is why those jobs are in demand in the first place after all). While on demand tends to mean that there is a high need for certain positions, the most popular flexible jobs do not seem to represent the markets’ demands for the most part. It seems positions in Sales takes the number one spot in amount of people currently employed in the flexible-work world.  Moreover, occupations such as Masseuse, Graphic Designer, Bookkeeper, and librarian all fall under this list.

The Top 5: Best paid according to a recent Forbes article:

  1. Senior Project Manager, IT ($100,000)
  2. Actuary ($95,000)
  3. Attorney/Lawyer ($93,000)
  4. Management Consultant ($90,000)
  5. Clinical Research Associate ($85,000)

Yes, yes we have all been looking for this one, what is the highest paid flexible job?? Well, it seems to be a Senior Project Manager in the IT industry. The number in parenthesis represents the mere average salary for each of these positions, so it wouldn’t be too surprising if you would make even more than that working in these positions. Now, even though you may think, well a Lawyer is a pretty full-time position, in a way it is, and in a way it isn’t; what all these positions have in common is that while they all sound like full-time 9 to 5 positions, they can just as easily be flexible opportunities.

The Top 5: Weirdest/Coolest (depends on perspective) according to the Telegraph U.K. and

  1. Love letter transcriber
  2. Pest-control technician
  3. Casino Part Dealer
  4. Beer Tap Cleaner
  5. Auction Assistant

This particular list, being a combination of lists from two different sites, was definitely a tough call to decide what jobs made the cut. I had never thought about it, but it makes sense that transcribing old hand-written love letters into an electronic form is a thing; same thing with the Beer Tap Cleaner, I mean someone does have to give maintenance to beer taps and pipes right? And while Pest-Control technician, Casino Part Dealer, and Auction Assistant are definitely unusual part-time positions, they all definitely have an edge to them.

So there you go Hoppers, whatever Top 5 you are looking for, is the ideal platform to land you your perfect flexible job!


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