Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, working remotely has become the new normal for many people. While some companies and types of positions have transitioned rather easily into remote work, there remain many areas of employment that are not. The unpredictability of the pandemic has therefore led workers to consider changing career paths to one that allows the flexibility of working remotely.
In order to help those who are currently searching for jobs in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, we have compiled a list of some of the best jobs for remote work.
Mortgage Processors and Underwriters
The main focus for a mortgage processor or underwriter is to analyze and then approve or reject a loan application, such as a conventional residential loan or FHA/VA mortgage loan. This role is usually also tasked with completing a detailed review of the loan application and documentation as submitted to ensure loans comply by all employer and federal guidelines.
Customer Service Representatives
This is a common entry-level position for associates who interact with customers to handle complaints, process orders, or provide additional information about a company’s products or services. Customer Service Representative (CSR) positions can often easily be remote work, as the only necessary work tools might be access to the internet and a phone line. Common qualifications for a CSR include adequate communication, problem-solving and computer skills.
Broadly speaking, a data analyst is responsible for retrieving and gathering data, organizing it, and then using that data to reach meaningful conclusions for a company. From marketing to healthcare, there are a multitude of industries that benefit from having a data analyst. No matter which industry you are in, as a data analyst you can expect to develop systems for collecting data and compiling findings into reports to further help the company.
Accountant / CPA
An accountant is a professional who is responsible for preparing, maintaining and interpreting all financial records. Generally, accountants handle a wide range of finance-related tasks for individual clients or larger organizations.
Web developers are those who design, create and/or maintain websites. Along with making sure a website is visually appealing, web developers are also responsible for all the technical aspects of a website such as performance, maintenance, and updates.
A project manager is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the completion of specific projects for an organization. In addition, they also work to ensure projects are done on time and on budget. The exact duties of a project manager will depend on what industry the company works in—which may include IT, finance, retail products, logistics and more.
The role of a network security architect or cybersecurity specialist can be critical to many types of industries, especially finance and healthcare sectors. Common duties include developing and monitor cloud security programs that help protect the company’s or customers’ data, improve loss prevention, and identify potential risks. This type of role was commonly full remote even before the COVID-19 pandemic, but candidates will need several years of experience in data security and cloud computing in order to be considered for most opportunities.