It sounds like a dream comes true.
Or is the grass just greener?
Working from home is not for everyone – but if you find a job that works for you, it may be your ticket to a more flexible career and lifestyle.
Here are 17 surprising remote jobs and the salary that you can earn, according to FlexJobs.
17 Surprising Remote Jobs
1. Bioinformatician, Microbiologist
Be responsible for integrating and analyzing genomic data obtained from bacterial isolates and develop analytic methods to integrate output.
Salary range: $47,453 – $100,342
2. Child Psychiatrist
Provide tele-psychiatry services in an outpatient community, develop subject expertise and provide required equipment.
Salary range: $146,275 – $265,766
3. Country Study Manager
Manage clinical studies, lead teams ensure study goals and compliance are met. Vendor and budget management experience required as well as a degree in nursing or life science and strong clinical research experience.
Salary range: $52,810 – $119,490
4. Creative Director
Execute concepts and guidelines in various creative projects, track results of team efforts and recommend action plans.
Salary range: $46,192 – $154,490
5. Corporate Counsel
Provide legal advice and support to business leaders, support regulatory affairs, and draft and negotiate contracts.
Salary range: $72,777 – $193,072
6. Ice Hockey Senior Sales Specialist
Grab your skates.
Meet virtually with families by video conferencing and phone to conduct recruiting assessments with college athletic recruiting. A strong sales background is required.
Salary range: $42,782 – $142,817
7. Medical Director
Responsible for guiding the medical direction of both medical practices and specialty hospitals.
Salary range: $106,214 – $271,482
8. Online ESL Teacher or Tutor
Provide English language teaching or tutoring services online. Requires knowledge of a foreign language.
Salary range: $24,872 – $61,242
9. Partnership Manager – Vet Clinics
Create sale channel partnerships and lead and develop processes for partnership sales.
Salary range: $47,943 – $122,501
10. Product Manager – Maps, Routing and Navigation
Duties include developing a leading outdoor route planning and navigation platform, running tests, gathering user feedback and optimizing features.
Salary range: $51,124 – $119,079
11. Professional Consulting Veterinarian
Duties include building relationships and educating veterinary and pet retail customers, delivering internal education to sales territory managers and supporting customer initiatives.
Salary range: $54,312 – $106,176
12. Project Construction Manager
Create and execute construction development plans, ensure quality control standards and control the construction process. Remote with 50-60% travel.
Salary range: $46,077 – $108,881
13. Senior Manager, Real Estate
Produce new developments and franchise opportunities. Ability to close leases.
Salary range: $55,058 – $145,651
14. Senior Scientist – Qualitative
Lead projects, mentor staff and produce scientific presentations and technical reports and manuscripts.
Salary range $70,309 – $138,063
15. Tax Manager
Will prepare and review S corp, LLC, and individual tax returns; identify and research tax planning and compliance issues; and provide tax consulting. Partial remote option with flexible schedule.
Salary range: $69,319 – $126,032
16. Threat Hunter
This opportunity may not be for you, but it’s hard to find a better job title.
Work in a remote fast-paced environment analyzing intrusions and detections, improving detection capability and efficiency, and assessing cyber threat intelligence. Must be knowledgeable about programming languages.
Salary range: $43,196 – $95,614
17. Video Game Tester
So much for Threat Hunter.
Video Game Tester may be the better job title.
Requires a diploma, strong interest in video games and weekend hours. Test pre-release games, verify functionality, data content, performance, compliance, usability/playability and compatibility.
Salary range: $22,468 – $97,871
How To Switch To A Remote Job
Here are 5 ways to explore working from home:
1. Fit: Determine if a remote job is best for your career goals and your lifestyle,
2. Motivation: Ask yourself what motivates you about work and whether your current job provides you the motivation you need.
3. New Job vs. Remote Job: If your current job is not the right fit, determine if another job, company, career or remote job is the best fit for you
4. Remote Job Search: Search job sites such as FlexJobs that focus on remote jobs.
5. Trust and Autonomy: Demonstrate that you can be trusted to work from home and can work independently