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This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.com.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home was becoming increasingly common. In 2018, 3.6% of U.S. workers worked remotely for half or more of their work, and total remote working had grown more than 159% since 2005.
However, during the pandemic, a whopping 51% of employed Americans moved from home to work. And now more people are working remotely than ever before.
Despite the growth in remote working, the coronavirus has put a significant strain on the labor market. With millions of Americans unemployed and the future of unemployment benefits uncertain, many unemployed job seekers are looking for remote jobs that can weather the storm during difficult times.
Our research team spends approximately 100 hours a day searching, reviewing, and posting remote and flexible job openings on the FlexJobs website. We analyzed the job titles for remote jobs in our database to identify 20 job titles that are most commonly associated with various remote work options, including 100% home work, partial remote work, or the option to work remotely.
The following job titles also refer to job vacancies classified as "remote – during a pandemic". We're including these so job seekers can see what types of remote jobs are available both during the pandemic and beyond.
If you want to work remotely but aren't sure which jobs will allow it, this list of common job titles for remote jobs – along with average salaries – gives you some insight and ideas for remote-friendly careers.