For the majority of professionals, remote work will be soon the preferred lifestyle. Working from home has lots of benefits, including better work-life balance, increased flexibility, reduced expenses and more productivity. So it is only fair that 75% of current remote workers say that they are never going to apply for an office job, while the number of employees working remotely at least part of the week has been increasing in the last 5 years.
Obviously, there´s no place like home, and computer-based jobs and IT services are perfect for this advancement. With the right equipment, collaborative software and discipline, you may access to hundreds of remote jobs. Here we suggest 10 of the best jobs you can do from home, but there are many others.
Machine learning Engineer
With an average annual base salary of $146,000 (€134,600), Machine learning Engineering is one of the remote jobs with the fastest-growing rate. From 2015, the amount of remote job positions in this area has increased by 344%.
More companies are introducing every day artificial intelligence technologies, so if you are an expert in data science algorithms and a good coder that can apply your knowledge to large dataset, you are right in the money.
Front end developer
If you are a front end developer working from home, you can earn up to $78,000 (€71,980) as an annual average, according to ZipRecruiter. This is one of the most demanded skills sets on the market, and around 16% of front end developers are working at home with a laptop, the proper tools and good Internet connection.
Even better, you don’t need an advanced degree to begin as a self-employed front end developer. Some post-secondary education, a portfolio of successful sites you’ve built and applicable experience is more than enough.
Social Media Manager
Now having a strong social media presence is a must for every company to be able to reach the customers, so there is plenty of work for a Social Media Manager. And it can be done remotely.
There are not many statistics about this work at present, since it is relatively new. But if you have command of social media and a sizable following, there are thousands of work-at-home jobs on sites like Upwork.com or SimplyHired.com. The salaries may range from $15 to $75 per hour, although there are proposals that pay a monthly fee.
Being one of the most demanded programming languages, a Java developer may earn around $50,681 (€46,746) per year, easily.
Java is on our phones, being part of the Android operating system, and many apps are programmed in Java as well. But it is also in the software that reads our credit card info, retrieves information from our bank account among many other daily tasks related to technology. Flexible and powerful, there is a great demand for Java Developers.
OK, it is not the most challenging work at home that you can get, but it has a national average wage of around $30,100 (€27,800) per year. A large number of businesses need to enter tons of data into their systems to track inventory, measure performance or create business plans.
So, if you have a computer, typing skills and an Internet connection, you can work at home at your own schedule.
Information security analyst
As long as cyber-attacks become more sophisticated and information more valuable, companies are going to need motivated professionals who can stay one step ahead of the game regarding security. Therefore, an information security analyst’s average annual salary moves around $98,350 (€90,734). You will need a bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security or other computer-related field, or even a master’s degree, to get a job position as an information security specialist.
Nowadays more and more devices are gathering valuable information, as analysts you must been able to assess the ability of a company’s IT infrastructure to avoid breaches, work to minimize damage if a security failure occurs, perform security tests and keep up on new cyber-attacks and the proper countermeasures.
This is a perfect job that you can do nowadays from home, as long as you have a computer and an Internet connection. According to salary.com, the annual salary of an entry-level software engineer in 20019 was around $67,300 (€62,070) working 40-hour per week.
So if you have the necessary knowledge to apply engineering principles and computer science theory to design large computer software systems, or the tools required to test that the software works properly once it has been programmed, you can do it from home.
Computer user support specialist
With an average annual wage of $53,470 (€49,319), this work from home job requires just having a bachelor´s degree. It´s all about decoding technical language for users and being patient, as you walk end users through an update, troubleshoot a network or deal with other issues.
You will need to develop your customer service and communication skills, but this is a remote work with thousands of job offers nowadays.
Computer and information system manager
This is a very high level remote work position, so you are going to need a bachelor´s degree in computer- related fields; some work experience and maybe a Master in business administration and/or a Master in information sciences.
But to lead an entire IT organization or a big project certainly pays off: Computer and information system managers earn an average annual salary of $142,530 (€131,450). Not bad at all, but you will need to balance both technical issues and a good sense for business to solve problems for less, maximizing scalability and efficiency.
With an averageannual salary of $90,070 (€83,055), being a database administrator is a good remote work position, if you have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or other information technology-focused area. You also need to understand about data security, software and structured query language (SQL).
Since databases need to be properly set up and maintained, their administrators are the ones that develop the structure for how data is stored, ensure data is stored securely and do backups of crucial information, as well as produce the right information for the right users at the right time.
Thanks to technology, working at home has become a reality. If you have the possibilities and skills required for these jobs, take advantage: more than 73% of the tech companies intend to hire remote workers during the next decade.