50 most surprising remote jobs of 2020

HR managers could see a growing variety of WFH jobs next year

50 most surprising remote jobs of 2020

Some companies are going 100% remote – others are going hybrid. No matter which arrangement you’re offering employees, some are transitioning into a work-from-home setup for good.

Of course, most white-collar jobs already have the freedom and flexibility workers need to succeed in a remote environment. But, as career site FlexJobs learned in a recent survey, other traditional office-based roles are surprisingly thriving as a WFH position.

Read more: These workers will consider changing jobs even in a pandemic

“The pandemic has really encouraged companies to reconsider the types of jobs that can be done from home and revaluate what positions are actually compatible with remote work,” said Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs.

“As everyone broadens their views of the workplace, I fully anticipate we will continue to see a growing variety in remote job titles into 2021,” she said.

Read more: These jobs are growing despite COVID-19

From entry-level to senior-level roles, these are the 50 most surprising remote jobs of 2020:

  • Apparel Product Development Consultant
  • Architect
  • Associate Scientist - Climate Impact and Snow Modeling
  • Bridge Engineer
  • Conversation Designer
  • Cosmetology Practice Question Writer
  • Culinary Arts Virtual Teacher
  • Dental Assistant or Hygienist
  • Digital Painter
  • Director of Identity and Freelancer Fraud
  • Electrical Controls Analyst
  • Fertility Utilization Review
  • Festival Coordinator
  • Finance and Banking Translator
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Geospatial Analyst
  • Home Stylist
  • Infectious Diseases Research Scientist
  • In-Game Chat Moderation
  • Junior Food Photographer
  • Lead Chef Instructor - Pastry
  • Lead Sediment Design Engineer
  • Lead Telehealth Creative Arts Therapist
  • Life Coach
  • Menu Team Supervisor
  • Mixology and Bartending Instructor
  • Navy Readiness Improvement Program Lead
  • Northern Mine Geotechnical Specialist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Organic Handler Certification Specialist
  • Pattern Maker
  • Phonetician
  • Project Manager - Custom Farm Builds
  • Prop Styling Photographer
  • School Social Worker
  • Scientist
  • Script Analyst
  • Senior Mortgage Underwriter
  • Senior Scientist - Biocompatibility Specialist
  • Simulation Creator
  • Social Support, COVID-19
  • Spaceship Physics Developer
  • Strategic Partner, Sports
  • Styling Team Lead
  • Tele-radiologist
  • Tissue Regeneration Specialist, Surgical and Sports Medicine
  • Toxicologist
  • Trade Book Strategist
  • Virtual STEM Camp Director
  • Wildlife Scientist

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