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Emerging Jobs That Can Be Done from Home

Emerging Jobs You Can Do from Home


As remote work continues to demonstrate value to both employers and employees alike, growth numbers (91% over the last 10 years) make it clear that work flexibility is the future.

Technology is largely responsible for this growth, and technology is also responsible for creating and changing jobs.

This is showcased in LinkedIn’s third annual Emerging Jobs report.

“Using LinkedIn data, we’re able to identify the top 15 jobs that have emerged over the last five years, as well as the skills uniquely associated with them, and insights into the industries and cities hiring this emerging workforce,” says Guy Berger, Principal Economist at LinkedIn.

From taking the top 10 jobs on LinkedIn’s list, all currently have open remote jobs on FlexJobs that have been vetted and verified. We’ve listed these 10 jobs below, along with their average salary information from Payscale.com. Click on each job title link to take you to FlexJobs’ remote listings. With a FlexJobs membership, you’ll get access to more details and how to apply.

Top 10 Emerging Jobs You Can Do from Home

1. Artificial Intelligence Specialist

Average salary: $121,000

AI specialists program computers and systems to make and act upon decisions. According to LinkedIn’s report, this role has grown 74% each year over the last four years. Machine learning, deep learning, Python, TensorFlow, and natural language processing are skills unique to AI specialists.

2. Robotics Engineer

Average salary: $81,553

Robotics engineers review, design, and build robots that are to be used in place of humans. Evaluating prototypes, reviewing cost estimates, and acting as technical support for robotics are some duties. Mathematics, mechanics, and computer programming are important skills to have for this role.

3. Data Scientist

Average salary: $95,998

Data scientists extract business insights from data. Noticing trends and patters in data, converting data into visualizations, and communicating results are common tasks of data scientists. A math, statistics, or computer science background will help you in this role.

4. Full Stack Engineer

Average salary: $93,894

This role involves working on the front end and back end of a site or app. Engineers also need project management experience. HTML, JavaScript, and CSS skills are needed, along with programming language knowledge, such as Ruby, PHP, and Python.

5. Site Reliability Engineer

Average salary: $117,133

Site reliability engineers combine system administration and software development skills to ensure complex distributed systems run well. Helping with operations and support, fixing escalation issues, and conducting post-incident reviews are some duties of this role.

6. Customer Success Specialist

Average salary: $41,275

LinkedIn found that 72% of customer specialist professionals are in the software and IT industry for this role, making a higher salary possible. Consulting with customers by phone or email, following up on problems, documenting outcomes, and updating customer files are common tasks.

7. Sales Development Representative

Average salary: $43,621

This type of role makes outbound sales to obtain leads and schedule appointments for a sales team. Sales development reps use phone, email, or chat to connect with prospects and identify leads through online searches and social media.

8. Data Engineer

Average salary: $91,695

Data engineers develop and translate computer algorithms into code and identify trends in data sets. Developing reports, tools, and technical solutions to improve data usage may be part of the role.

9. Behavioral Health Technician

Average salary: $31,635

This emerging field involves designing behavioral health programs and treatments for clients. This role works with patients who have behavioral disorders and can be found in a variety of environments, such as schools, assisted living facilities, rehab centers, and more.

10. Cyber Security Specialist

Average salary: $75,871

Common duties of a cyber security specialist include designing and implementing safety measures and controls for systems, monitoring network activity, identifying vulnerable points, and acting on privacy breaching and malware threats.

Finding More Remote Jobs in 2020

Knowing the emerging roles in 2020 can help you prepare for the future of work. Whether your skills fall into any of these emerging jobs, we have remote jobs listed in over 50 different career categories. There’s sure to be a job that matches your skill set.

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This is a version of an article that was originally published on October 16, 2018. 

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Rachel Jay is an editor and writer for the award-winning site FlexJobs. She has worked remotely full time since 2012 and believes strongly in the benefits of remote work. With years of experience as an editor, she strives to help…Read More >

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