Virtual Vocations names the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote jobs in 2021. This is our fifth annual ranking of the top 100 companies known for filling online, remote, and work from home jobs.
Remote jobseekers searching for flexible and home-based jobs in 2021 should begin their remote job searches with this list of businesses and organizations known for recruiting telecommuters for full-time, part-time, and contract positions.
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Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2021 Report Overview
It isn’t news to anyone that 2020 was an unpredictable year. The coronavirus pandemic changed the world and, in particular, the U.S. economy and labor market including how the majority of Americans perform their jobs. Seemingly overnight, on-site private sector and government professionals became first-time telecommuters. To assist newly remote employees and employers, Virtual Vocations launched our COVID-19 Remote Work Resources hub. We also witnessed a boom in remote job postings across the more than 40 career categories available to search in the Virtual Vocations Job Board.
Despite overall historic unemployment lows, Virtual Vocations added nearly half a million remote job postings to our database throughout 2020—a company record. This report on the key companies to watch for remote jobs in 2021 honors employers who continued to hire amid COVID-19, some of which posted thousands of remote job openings in the last year.
To populate our list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2021, we analyzed our annual database statistics from January 1 to December 31 to determine from which companies we sourced the most available remote job openings. All of the employers featured in our list are direct hiring companies, not staffing agencies.
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CEO’s Statement on Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2021
Laura Spawn, CEO and Co-Founder of Virtual Vocations, is excited about what this brand new companies list means for the state of remote work and the availability of virtual and online jobs for remote jobseekers. About the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2021 report, Spawn said,
From Fortune 500 companies to those touted by their employees as providing the best work environments, the 100 remote work enabled businesses featured on our fifth annual companies list reflect the commitment employers made to telework in 2020. Last year, we witnessed unprecedented growth not only in the availability of remote jobs but also in the number of employers who adjusted and expanded their business models to include in-demand, flexible job options and opportunities to work from home on a full-time or part-time basis throughout the U.S.—Laura Spawn
Key Findings from the Report
An analysis of 2020 statistics on remote-enabled employers who hired throughout the year included key data and trends like the following:
- 23 career industries are represented among the top 100 companies.
- The three dominant industries for remote jobs among the top 100 are information technology, healthcare, and financial.
- 10.71% of all remote job openings posted to the Virtual Vocations Job Board in 2020 were sourced from the top 100 companies.
- One-third (33) of the top 100 companies are part of the 2020 Fortune 500 list.
- Seven of the top 100 companies are on Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work 2020″ ranking.
Top 10 Remote-Enabled Companies Featured Highlight
In the first section of the report, we provide a featured highlight of the top 10 remote employers from our 2021 companies list. Here’s a breakdown of the information we included for each employer:
- Company name and overview
- Rank among the top 100 companies
- Data on the employer’s 2020 remote hiring trends
- List of remote job title examples with the employer based on remote job openings from the company that have appeared on the Virtual Vocations job board
- Link to the company’s Virtual Vocations Company Profile—a researched employer summary including company facts, links to the company’s website, social media profiles, and news, as well as a list of remote job openings available with the employer in the Virtual Vocations database
- A visual Employer Scorecard featuring company data and remote job options
During 2020, Virtual Vocations saw a 53% increase in the number of remote jobs vetted and posted to our job board. Approximately 11% of those remote job postings were sourced from the top 100 companies featured in this list. Among those companies, the 10 employers part of our our featured companies profiles below posted the most remote job openings. In fact, these 10 employers are responsible for more than 39% of the remote job openings sourced from tour top 100 companies for the year.
VocoVision, an educational and therapeutic services company, posted more remote job openings than any other employer found in the Virtual Vocations job board in 2020. Throughout the year, we added more than 4,500 remote job openings from VocoVision to our database.
This remote-friendly company provides schoolchildren with access to specialized and certified school therapists and professionals via state-of-the-art video conferencing software as well as other online and mobile technologies. VocoVision’s team is dedicated to making teletherapy fun for patients while eliminating location and language barriers. From 2019 to 2020, the number of available remote jobs with VocoVision increased by more than 20%.
Remote Job Examples with VocoVision
- Telecommute School Psychologists
- Remote Sign Language Interpreters
- Virtual School Speech Pathologists
UnitedHealth Group (UHG) is a diversified managed healthcare company and ranks seventh on the Fortune 500. Over the last year, the number of UHG remote job openings found in the Virtual Vocations job board increased by more than 45%. The company offers telecommuting positions throughout the U.S. for both fully remote and partially home-based occupations. Due to the company’s size, as well as its mission and services, qualified professionals can work remotely for UHG in a variety of career areas like insurance, healthcare, sales, marketing, information technology, clinical services, and more.
Remote Job Examples with UnitedHealth Group
- Remote Senior Regulatory Affairs Analysts
- Telecommute Clinical Data Managers
- Telecommute IT Project Managers
Stride, Inc. (formerly K12 Inc.)
For more than 20 years, Stride, Inc. has served as an online education leader and hybrid company employing on-site as well as off-site employees and contractors. The company, which is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, provides education offerings for K-12 schools, school district solutions, career and college preparation, and career and corporate bootcamps. As of 2021, more than 2 million learners have enrolled in a Stride affiliated school or learning program. On December 16, 2020, K12 Inc. changed its corporate name to Stride, Inc. In 2020, the Virtual Vocations job board featured more than 2,500 remote job openings from Stride.
Stride, Inc. is one of our 25 best Employer Partners for remote jobs in 2020. Follow the link ahead to see our complete list of the Top 25 Virtual Vocations Employer Partners for 2020—all members of our Employer Partner Program. Virtual Vocations Employer Partners are remote enabled businesses that upload remote and work from home job openings directly to the Virtual Vocations job board through our employer portal.
Remote job postings from these employer submissions are published to monthly Employer Partner hiring alerts like this list of January 2021 Employer Partner Remote Job Openings. Virtual Vocations members get first access to new Employer Partner job openings through our weekly emails. Any Virtual Vocations member, whether they have a free membership or a premium subscription, can apply to the online and telecommute job openings from Employer Partners.
Remote Job Examples with Stride, Inc.
- Remote K-12 Teachers
- Online Middle and High School Advisors
- Virtual Special Education Instructors
Oracle is a global computer technology company ranked 82nd on the Fortune 500. The company designs, manufactures, and sells both software and hardware products and focuses on database management systems, cloud engineered systems, middleware, business applications, business intelligence products, and enterprise software products. Oracle also offers financing, training, consulting, and hosting services as well as training and professional certifications via Oracle University. This company offers telecommute-friendly careers that may require occasional travel. In 2020, Oracle offered more than 1,500 remote job opportunities in sales, engineering, development, support, consulting, and a variety of corporate functions. Health, retirement, tuition, and wellness benefits are available with the company.
Remote Job Examples with Oracle
- Telecommute Product Marketing Managers
- Remote Senior Applications Engineers
- Remote IT Business Analysts
From 2019 to 2020, Humana climbed 11 spots on our top 100 list to take fifth place. Headquartered in “The Bluegrass State,” this Kentucky-based remote employer is one of the largest health insurers in the country. As of 2020, Humana holds the 52nd spot on the Fortune 500. From January through December, the Virtual Vocations job board featured more than 1,200 remote job openings from Humana.
Remote Job Examples with Humana Inc.
- Remote Medicare Sales Representatives
- Remote Provider Engagement Executives
- Telecommute Utilization Management Nurses
USAA (United Services Automobile Association)
You know the USAA jingle, but did you know we added more than 1,100 USAA remote jobs our database in 2020? From telecommuting positions in risk management and quality assurance to analytics and sales, USAA’s financial services offerings for military members and their families create many avenues toward full- and part-time remote jobs. USAA, a Fortune 500 company (94), is proud to care for the financial planning needs and money endeavors of active and retired military members, and we are just as proud to feature USAA in our top 10 companies list.
Remote Job Examples with USAA
- Remote Cloud Governance Analysts
- Remote Business Risk and Controls Advisors
- Remote Investment Accountants
A healthcare and business operations provider, Parallon partners with healthcare providers to streamline a variety of business processes to both improve quality of care as well as reduce overhead. As with USAA, more than 1,100 Parallon remote jobs were added to the Virtual Vocations job board in 2020. Parallon remote jobs may be location specific, in that they could require the hired candidate to be based in a specific U.S. city, or they could be jobs open to applicants in any U.S. location. Generally, Parallon staff who work remotely can enjoy some flexible hours and scheduling.
Remote Job Examples with Parallon
- Telecommute Central Medical Coding Directors
- Remote Healthcare Appeals Collectors
- Remote Quality Audit Specialists
PRA Health Sciences
PRA Health Sciences is a global clinical research organization. The company specializes in providing end-to-end drug development and diagnostic services across several therapeutic areas. PRA provides services in more than 90 countries, enabling it to execute clinical trials locally leading to obtaining international regulatory and U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for more than 85 products. With more than 16,000 staff members around the world, this telecommute-friendly employer is dedicated to employee growth and development. PRA Health Services primarily hires clinical research associates, clinical trial managers, medical directors, and clinical data managers. It offers full-time and part-time roles, with some requiring travel and fluency in a second language. We added more than 1,000 PRA remote job openings to our job board in 2020.
Remote Job Examples with PRA Health Sciences
- Remote Senior Medical Writers
- Telecommute Regulatory Strategists
- Remote Digital Health Coordinators
VMware, Inc., which posted more than 800 remote job openings in 2020, is a cloud infrastructure and visualization solutions provider. This California tech company, and 36th Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work 2020,” focuses on simplifying the IT process as much as possible for the client. VMware, Inc. frequently offers telecommuting job opportunities to professionals experienced in computer engineering, product design, program management, customer success, accounts management, and more.
Remote Job Examples with VMware, Inc.
- Telecommute Healthcare Client Executives
- Remote Intel Global Solutions Consultants
- Remote Cloud Customer Success Managers
Since 2004, Supporting Strategies has helped businesses find solutions for their bookkeeping, controller services, and operational support needs. Supporting Strategies’ bookkeeping and accounting professionals work remotely throughout the U.S. while performing skilled services in payroll administration, accounts receivable and payable, financial analysis, and more. Like VMware, Supporting Strategies also made more than 800 remote job postings in 2020.
Remote Job Examples with Supporting Strategies
- Virtual Regional Talent Acquisition Partners
- Remote Accountant Bookkeepers
- Remote Accounting Services Managers
Top Companies for Remote Jobs by Industry (11-100)
For the second part of our report, we wanted to showcase the spectrum of careers represented by the employers featured in our top companies list; therefore, we categorized the remaining top 90 companies by their respective remote job industry. In parentheses next to each company’s name, you will find the employer’s numerical ranking from the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2021 list. We also included data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) concerning occupational performance outlooks for the top three remote work categories among the 100 companies on our list.
NOTE: Click on any company name to view that business’s Virtual Vocations company profile from our searchable Remote Companies Database. At the end of 2020, we had vetted and profiled more than 26,000 companies known for hiring remote workers.
Top Information Technology Companies with Remote Jobs
Jobs for computer and information technology professionals are predicted to grow by 11% through 2029, according to the BLS. The much faster than average career growth for IT roles will be driven by in-demand positions in cloud computing, information security, and big data. More than 531,000 jobs in this remote work-friendly field will be added to the U.S. economy through 2029.
- Stryker (11)
- Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) (18)
- Dell (19)
- Fiserv, Inc. (28)
- CrowdStrike (29)
- Salesforce (30)
- Philips (33)
- Veeva Systems (34)
- Twilio (35)
- Red Hat, Inc. (39)
- Toast, Inc. (45)
- Cognizant Technology Solutions (46)
- Elasticsearch B.V. (47)
- Gartner, Inc. (52)
- HashiCorp (54)
- Citrix Systems, Inc. (57)
- GitHub (64)
- Pegasystems Inc. (65)
- Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (JHA) (70)
- Micro Focus (71)
- Intone Networks Inc. (78)
- Applied Information Sciences, Inc. (AIS) (82)
- Unisys Corporation (85)
- Motorola Solutions, Inc. (86)
- SAP (89)
- MongoDB, Inc. (97)
Top Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Companies with Remote Jobs
Healthcare occupations are the fastest growing among all career fields, according to the BLS. From 2019 to 2029 approximately 2.4 million new healthcare jobs will be added to the economy, expanding the scope and availability of healthcare occupations by 15%. Overall, jobs for pharmacists are projected to decline by 3% through 2029; however, the rise in popularity of mail-in and online pharmacy services will create more remote work opportunities for pharmacists. Jobs for pharmacy technicians should grow by 4% during the decade, which is as fast as the average for all other occupations.
- CVS Health (13)
- Change Healthcare (17)
- Merck & Co. (25)
- Novartis (26)
- Cigna (32)
- Pfizer, Inc. (36)
- Syneos Health (37)
- Magellan Health, Inc. (41)
- HCA Healthcare – Hospital Corporation of America (55)
- Molina Healthcare, Inc. (66)
- Ascension (67)
- Conifer Health Solutions (68)
- ICON plc (81)
- Thriveworks Counseling (87)
- Mayo Clinic (91)
- Johnson & Johnson (Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.) (96)
Top Financial and Accounting Companies with Remote Jobs
Financial careers will experience slightly above average job growth during the decade. The BLS projects financial occupations will grow at a rate of 5% through 2029. Jobs in financial analytics will grow by 5%; accounting and auditing positions will grow by 4%, and so will roles for personal financial planners. Jobs for tax examiners, tax collectors, and revenue agents, however, will decline by 4% from 2019 to 2029. The federal government, according to the BLS, is the primary employer of these financial professionals. Continued budget cuts are expected throughout the decade, which will result in approximately 2,400 job losses.
- PayPal, Inc. (16)
- U.S. Bank (U.S. Bancorp) (31)
- Flagstar Bank (44)
- Home Point Financial Corporation (HPFC) (50)
- The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (61)
- World Business Lenders, LLC. (73)
- The Hartford (The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.) (74)
- Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (76)
- Freedom Mortgage (88)
- ClearCapital.com, Inc. (90)
- Black Knight Financial Services (92)
- Guaranteed Rate, Inc. (98)
Top Insurance Companies with Remote Jobs
Jobs for computer and information technology professionals are predicted to grow by 11% through 2029, according to the BLS. The much faster than average career growth for IT roles will be driven by in-demand positions in cloud computing, information security, and big data. More than 531,000 jobs in this field will be added to the U.S. economy through 2029.
Top Research and Science Companies with Remote Jobs
Top Consulting and Business Services Companies with Remote Jobs
Top Education Companies with Remote Jobs
Top Translation and Telecommunications Companies with Remote Jobs
- CyraCom, LLC (22)
LanguageLine Solutions (80) – LanguageLine Solutions is a Virtual Vocations Employer Partner and one of our Top 25 Virtual Vocations Employer Partners for 2020.
As a translation and interpretation company, LanguageLine provides document translation and language interpretation services as well as localization and bilingual testing services. LanguageLine provides their services primarily to businesses in government and healthcare sectors. Most remote jobs with LanguageLine do not require travel and can be fully completed from home. Examples of virtual positions jobseekers may find with this remote enabled company include Remote Bilingual Hawaiian Interpreter, Remote Recruiting Specialist, and Remote Salesforce Support Administrator.
Top Marketing and Social Media Companies with Remote Jobs
Top Government and Defense Companies with Remote Jobs
Top Retail and Manufacturing Companies with Remote Jobs
Top Internet and eCommerce Companies with Remote Jobs
Top Non-Profit with Remote Jobs
Top Real Estate Company with Remote Jobs
- CBRE Group, Inc. (79)
Contact Information for the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Work in 2021 List
Inquiries about the Virtual Vocations Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Work in 2021 can be made to Michelle Rawlings, Public Relations Specialist, at michelle (at) virtualvocations (dot) com or via phone at 1-800-379-5092 EXT. 703.
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