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This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.

It is nine months after the pandemic and workers in the United States are appreciating the far-reaching benefits of remote working.

According to FlexJobs' annual survey, 65% of post-pandemic workers would like to work remotely full time, while 31% would like a hybrid arrangement that combines both remote and in-office work.

With so many employees wanting to continue working remotely, and companies are realizing the value of remote working to both employee satisfaction and their bottom line, employers are rethinking the types of jobs that can be done from home.

To demonstrate the increasing number of jobs compatible with remote work, we wanted to take a look back to showcase the most surprising remote job titles of 2020.

Note: The following 50 positions are either active vacancies or were active at some point in 2020. These positions range from entry level to senior level and span a variety of industries. For currently more active surprise jobs in a variety of career categories, FlexJobs members can check out our Most Surprising Flexible Jobs.

1. Consultant for the development of clothing products

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This industry specialist offers manufacturing guidelines for product-based brands looking to connect with American manufacturers.

2. Architect

Gorodenkoff /

The freelance licensed architect will work with prospective architects via virtual learning groups to support them with their studies and preparation for the ARE 5.0 exams.

3. Associate Scientist – Climate Impacts and Snow Modeling

WAYHOME Studio /

The associated scientist works with other scientists to study the climate impacts on snow processes and water resources. He works with researchers, performs simulations and analyzes data.

4. Bridge construction engineer

Dusan Petkovic /

The certified construction engineer takes on a variety of difficult bridge construction projects that can include CAE and CAD.

5. Conversation designer

antoniodiaz /

The conversation designer works with an online engagement solutions company to collaborate with corporate brands, develop research intentions, and design conversation experiences.

6. Author of questions about cosmetology practice

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A licensed esthetician creates hands-on questions and answers for students taking the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology's Cosmetology Theory Exam.

7. Virtual cookery teacher

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The certified culinary arts teacher administers the curriculum based on state culinary standards and creates a positive virtual learning environment for the students.

8. Dental hygienist or hygienist


In a case management function, the dental assistant manages the patient's care plans remotely, coordinates services, implements care strategies and initiates referrals.

9. Digital painter

GaudiLab /

The Photoshop master and extraordinary painter with a strong sense of color and light will work with art directors and writers to bring interactive stories to life.

10. Identity and Freelance Fraud Director

fizkes /

This anti-fraud position creates and directs an identity strategy to ensure that freelance accounts accurately reflect the person doing the work.

11. Electrical control analyst

Kekyalyaynen /

Part-time analyst provides technical support for machine and electrical remote control systems for a federal government shipbuilding program.

12. Review of fertility use

Nurse Syda Productions /

The registered nurse performs usage management and review services for infertility and IVF populations, e.g. B. identifying suitable services and interacting with institutions.

13. Festival coordinator

fizkes /

The seasonal festival coordinator will act as a media contact and provide project management and marketing support to promote the Sundance Film Festival.

14. Finance and banking translator

roibu /

A translator fluent in English, as well as finance and banking, translates financial, legal and banking materials from German into French.

15. Fitness trainer

Lordn /

The experienced virtual fitness trainer leads online fitness classes and is certified to teach multiple formats.

16. Geospatial Analyst

Andrey_Popov /

Using GIS software and skills, the geospatial analyst conducts research and extracts feature and terrain data to prepare mapping projects for clients.

17. Home stylist

goodluz /

An interior designer or decorator with professional experience creates designs for clients and sources furniture and decor from vendors.

18. Infectious Disease Scientists

merzzie /

The infectious disease scientist can work from home on tasks outside the laboratory, including interpreting and analyzing data, and preparing research and presentations on HIV and HBV.

19. In-game chat moderation

Marcos Mesa Sam Wordly /

The duties of the independent game moderators include reviewing live chats from video players on Xbox One, PS4, and PC platforms.

20. Junior Food Photographer

Dean Drobot /

In collaboration with chefs, stylists and food experts, the junior photographer receives appealing images, retouches and uploads images for distribution.

21. Chef Teacher – Pastries

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The pastry chef's instructor facilitates learning, provides training, schedules instructors and conducts assessments for the culinary school staff.

22. Senior sediment designer

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The senior engineer with experience in sediment remediation conducts sophisticated assessments, provides technical expertise and completes studies for environmental projects.

23. Lead therapist for creative arts in telemedicine

Pressmaster /

This position serves as the lead therapist for the TeleRehabilitation Initiative for Rural Forces Veterans, providing clinical and academic support to other creative arts therapists.

24. Life advisor

GaudiLab /

The Life Coach for Financial Sector Employees conducts seminars and one-on-one interviews to provide life hacks, help with goal setting, and serve as a source of motivation.

25. Menu team supervisor

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The team supervisor supports up to 15 direct reports daily, identifies process improvements and leads meetings.

26. Mixology and bartending instructor

bogdanhoda /

The bartender instructor works remotely and teaches online bartender courses for a culinary experience-oriented online marketplace.

27. Directed the Navy Readiness Improvement Program

GaudiLab /

The Leader of the Readiness Improvement Program (RIP) supports the operational, logistical and material readiness requirements of Navy customers by overseeing and leading a team of operational experts.

28. Geotechnical specialist for mines in the north

SpeedKingz /

The geotechnical specialist provides operations teams working in disused mines with technical expertise and support.

29. Nurse

fizkes /

A state-certified nurse provides direct telemedical patient care by evaluating records, defining prescriptions and offering advice.

30. Specialist in the certification of organic traders

Syda Productions /

The organic certification specialist checks the history of the land, the raw materials as well as the seeds and planting stock that are used to comply with the national organic regulations.

31. Pattern Maker

Jacob Lund /

A technical designer and modeller creates templates and creates technical packages for a custom shirt and swag company.

32. Phonetician

fizkes /

A translation company needs native English, French, German, Italian or Spanish speakers with a linguistic background to review a text-to-speech synthesizer.

33. Project Manager – Custom Farm Builds

Dragon Images /

Working with hydroponic farm units, the project manager sends suggestions, reviews changes and takes care of customer communication.

34. Prop styling photographer

James Kirkikis /

Photographers shoot original photos, including hero and in-line images, for a variety of items at home.

35. School social workers

GaudiLab /

An online school social worker implements programs, helps families access resources, and develops contingency plans for the virtual school.

36. Scientists

Likoper /

The contract scientist will ensure that new pharmaceutical products are ready for production and distribution in the global market.

37. Script Analyst

Oleksii Didok /

A contract script analyst evaluates scripts and writes up to seven pages of feedback on how the script can be improved.

38. Senior Mortgage Underwriter

Sasin Paraksa /

Based on the underwriting guidelines, the insurer reviews applications to determine eligibility and analyzes applicants' income and expenses.

39. Senior Scientist – Biocompatibility Specialist

B Brown /

The scientist acts as a subject matter expert in biocompatibility, providing process risk and biocompatibility material assessments for the company's research and development group.

40. Simulation creator

GagliardiImages /

A licensed occupational therapist will work to provide expertise and develop and maintain patient videos and online occupational therapy simulations.

41.Social support, COVID-19

Rido /

To ensure the well-being of quarantined and isolated COVID patients and their families, the support agent helps locate resources and manage referrals.

42. Spaceship physics developer

Andrey_Popov /

The physics developer develops simulations and writes multithreaded code for a space simulation company.

43. Strategic partner, sport

pio3 /

A strategic talent partner acquires and integrates world-class athletes to connect with their fans and raise money for charity.

44. Styling team leader

antoniodiaz /

The team leader directly manages 25-30 remote stylists and sets performance plans, develops performance plans, and provides coaching and encouragement.

45. Teleradiologist

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A full-time teleradiologist will work from home night and weekend for an award-winning company that is privately owned by radiologists.

46. ​​Specialist in tissue regeneration, surgery and sports medicine

Vladeep /

The specialist works as a sales representative for biological products for surgical and injectable applications in his respective field.

47. Toxicologist

baranq /

A temporary toxicologist with experience in risk assessment evaluates product safety, monitors the test systems, and summarizes and interprets data.

48. Trading book strategist

VGstockstudio /

An education company is looking for a textbook strategist to build and maintain relationships with publishers and develop purchasing strategies.

49. Virtual STEM Camp Director

technomolly /

The camp director oversees and manages campers and instructors, provides technical support, and leads staff meetings for the STEM virtual camp.

50. Wildlife Scientist

Mila Supinskaya Glashchenko /

The wildlife scientist works for the Humane Society of the United States and does research and public relations. He provides scientific and written support to wildlife teams.

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