An Inside Look at the Best Flexible Job Categories

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2017-01-26

Not everyone is looking for a full-time position in a traditional 9-to-5 role. And that’s where FlexJobs comes in. FlexJobs is a repository where companies can post their job listings for job seekers in search of new positions that don’t fit the typical full-time mold, such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time and flexible-schedule jobs. It also provides research data that could be valuable to people exploring the job market. In its latest research report, FlexJobs sheds light on the most sought-after job categories, including those in the IT industry, as well as the positions job seekers are most likely to apply for through its service. The data shows IT positions are still in high demand, and those working in software development are most likely to find a position that suits their desires. The report also shows how job trends are changing. This slide show looks at the job market across industries and individual positions based on FlexJobs’ analysis of its own listings and job applicants.

Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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