2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics

Virtual Vocations 2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics

Virtual Vocations shares its 2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics. This is the company’s fifth annual statistical analysis of the top industries, states, and companies for remote jobs.

The report also contains details about company records broken in 2019, a survey of Virtual Vocations job board growth over the last five years, national remote work statistics, and a demographic profile of a typical remote worker—as determined by multiple Virtual Vocations surveys—including remote work preferences and experience levels by generation.

 

2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics

Since 2015, Virtual Vocations has researched and aggregated remote jobs statistics into annual reports outlining key facts, trends, and insights into the state of remote work for those years. In the last five years, Virtual Vocations has shattered expectations and grown its remote jobs database by 197%.

Virtual Vocations Remote Job Board Growth Chart 2015 - 2019 - 2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics

For further comparative analysis, previous Virtual Vocations year-end and telecommuting statistical reports can be found on the following pages:

 

2019 Year-End Report Methodology

The 2019 Year-End Report was aggregated from the following sources*:

*Citations from the above-named publications are linked throughout this report.

 

CEO’s Statement on the 2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics

As with every year since the company was founded in 2007, Virtual Vocations enjoyed another record-breaking year in 2019.

“The number of remote job openings included in our company database grew by 25% in 2019, with more than 300,000 remote jobs added—a company record.

This growth is evidence of the high demand for remote jobs and how more employers are becoming remote-enabled so that they can offer the flexible, home-based, and 100% virtual positions jobseekers want.”

—Laura Spawn, Virtual Vocations CEO & Co-Founder

Laura Spawn Quote - Virtual Vocations 2019 Job Board Growth - 2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics

Virtual Vocations Company Records and Key Statistics

During 2019, Virtual Vocations not only researched and posted more remote job openings than ever before but also expanded relationships with remote-enabled companies, and increased the availability of the company’s career services for remote jobseekers.

The following statistics summarize the company’s record-breaking year:

  • Vetted 4,783 companies for remote jobs
  • Actively searched more than 15,252 total companies for remote job openings
  • Increased Career Services purchases by more than 24%, indicating an increase in jobseekers looking for help with resumé assessments, resumé writing, cover letter writing, and LinkedIn profile writing
  • Grew new Employer Partner Program members by 66%

 

Employer Partner Program Growth

Virtual Vocations Employer Partners submit their virtual and remote job openings directly to the Virtual Vocations job board. Job postings from these employer submissions are published to weekly Employer Alert blog posts.

New Employer Partners for 2019 represent businesses and organizations across a variety of job industries including insurance, healthcare, education, information technology, and government. Below is a sample of some of the exciting new companies to join the Virtual Vocations Employer Partner Program during 2019. Select any of the hyperlinked company names to view a researched profile of that business from the Virtual Vocations Telecommute Companies Database.

Virtual Vocations 2019 Employer Partner Growth - 2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics

Virtual Vocations 2019 Year-End Report PDF

For your convenience and ease of sharing, key remote jobs statistics from the 2019 Year-End Report are presented in the following PDF. Click the link ahead to view and download the PDF resource.

PDF Resource - 2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics - Virtual Vocations

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Remote Work Statistics Breakdown

Top 10 Industries for Remote Jobs

The Virtual Vocations job board boasts more than forty categories of remote jobs ranging from expected fields like information technology and graphic design, to more surprising telecommute job sectors like human services and training.

For 2019, the following remote career fields were most saturated with available remote job openings. Information technology remained the top industry for remote jobs for the fourth consecutive year. This is a stark contrast from 2015 when remote sales jobs bested information technology as the top career field for remote work. Representing 23.33% of all remote jobs added to the Virtual Vocations database, information technology accounted for more than double the percentage of total remote jobs than any other industry.

Top 10 Industries for Remote Jobs - Virtual Vocations 2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics

 

1. Information Technology

Examples of Remote Information Technology Jobs:

  • Remote Senior Cloud Software Developer
  • Telecommute Senior Full Stack Engineer
  • Virtual Senior Threat Researcher

BLS Median Annual Wage (May 2018): $86,320

BLS Job Outlook (2018 to 2028): 12% growth

View Current Information Technology Remote Job Openings

 

2. Sales

Examples of Remote Sales Jobs:

  • Telecommute Sales Account Manager
  • Remote Presales Solutions Architect
  • Remote Principal Consulting Engineer

BLS Median Annual Wage (May 2018): $28,180

BLS Job Outlook (2018–2028): Little to no growth

View Current Sales Remote Job Openings

 

3. Healthcare

Examples of Remote Healthcare Jobs:

  • Telecommute Oncology Nurse Navigator
  • Remote School Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Remote Pharmacy Benefit Management Underwriting and Pricing Director

BLS Median Annual Wages (May 2018):

  • $29,740 for healthcare support
  • $66,440 for technical roles and practitioners

BLS Job Outlook (2018–2028): 14% growth

View Current Healthcare Remote Job Openings

 

4. Account Management 

Examples of Remote Account Management Jobs:

  • Remote Clinical Account Manager
  • Telecommute Major Accounts Manager
  • Remote Client Management Associate Director

PayScale Average Salary (January 2020): 53,803

BLS Job Outlook (2018–2028): 5% growth

View Current Account Management Remote Job Openings

 

5. Education 

Examples of Remote Education Jobs:

  • Remote Online English Teacher
  • Remote Cyber Security and Computer Science Faculty Member
  • Telecommute Criminal Justice Teacher

BLS Median Salary (May 2018): $49,700 as of May 2018

BLS Job Outlook (2018–2028): 5% growth

View Current Education Remote Job Openings

 

6. Project Management

Examples of Remote Project Management Jobs:

  • Remote Seller Implementation Project Manager
  • Remote IT Associate Project Manager
  • Telecommute Healthcare Human Capital Management Project Manager

Glassdoor Average Salary (January 2020): $66,137

Project Management Institute Job Outlook (2017–2027): 31% growth

View Current Project Management Remote Job Openings

 

7. Human Services 

Examples of Remote Human Services Jobs:

  • Virtual School Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Telecommute Regional Behavioral Health Supervisor
  • Remote School Social Worker

BLS Median Salary (May 2018): $33,750

BLS Job Outlook (2018–2028): 13% growth

View Current Human Services Remote Job Openings

 

8. Customer Service 

Examples of Remote Customer Service Jobs:

  • Virtual Customer Experience Coordinator
  • Remote Customer Support Leader
  • Telecommute Patient Services Representative

BLS Median Salary (May 2018): $33,750

BLS Job Outlook (2018–2028): 2% decline

View Current Customer Service Remote Job Openings

 

9. Consulting 

Examples of Remote Consulting Jobs:

  • Telecommute Senior Solution Consultant
  • Remote Senior Security Consultant
  • Remote JD Edwards Managed Services CNC Consultant

BLS Median Salary (May 2018): $83,610

BLS Job Outlook (2018–2028): 14% growth

View Current Consulting Remote Job Openings

 

10. Marketing

Examples of Remote Marketing Jobs:

  • Telecommute Content Marketing Professional
  • Remote Public Relations Head
  • Virtual Advertising Analyst

PayScale Average Salaries (January 2020):

BLS Job Outlook (2018–2028): 8% growth

View Current Marketing Remote Job Openings

 

Top 10 States for Remote Jobs

Depending on a state’s employment laws, an employer’s preferences, or requirements for specific job openings, some remote jobs may be location-specific. Among all the location-specific remote jobs added to the Virtual Vocations job board in 2019, most were for the following states.

Virtual Vocations 2019 Top 10 States for Remote Jobs - 2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics

1. California

Top Five Remote Job Industries in California for 2019: 

  1. Information technology
  2. Sales
  3. Healthcare
  4. Education
  5. Teaching

 

2. Texas 

Top Five Remote Job Industries in Texas for 2019: 

  1. Information technology
  2. Sales
  3. Healthcare
  4. Account management
  5. Customer service

 

3. New York 

Top Five Remote Job Industries in New York for 2019: 

  1. Information technology
  2. Sales
  3. Account management
  4. Healthcare
  5. Education

 

4. Florida

Top Five Remote Job Industries in Florida for 2019: 

  1. Information technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Customer service
  5. Account management

 

5. Illinois

Top Five Remote Job Industries in Illinois for 2019: 

  1. Information technology
  2. Sales
  3. Healthcare
  4. Account management
  5. Education

 

6. Georgia

Top Five Remote Job Industries in Georgia for 2019: 

  1. Information technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Account management
  5. Education

 

7. Virginia

Top Five Remote Job Industries in Virginia for 2019: 

  1. Information technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Education
  5. Customer service

 

8. North Carolina

Top Five Remote Job Industries in North Carolina for 2019: 

  1. Information technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Project management
  5. Customer service

 

9. Pennsylvania

Top Five Remote Job Industries in Pennsylvania for 2019: 

  1. Information technology
  2. Sales
  3. Healthcare
  4. Education
  5. Account management

 

10. Massachusetts 

Top Five Remote Job Industries in Massachusetts for 2019: 

  1. Information technology
  2. Sales
  3. Healthcare
  4. Account management
  5. Education

 

Top 10 Companies for Remote Jobs

The Virtual Vocations Telecommute Companies Database features remote than 20,000 researched profiles of remote-enabled companies. Within the thousands of businesses and organizations Virtual Vocations searches or works with directly to find the most current, in-demand remote job postings, these 10 companies were responsible for more telecommute job openings than any others.

Virtual Vocations 2019 Top 10 Companies for Remote Jobs - 2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics

1. CyraCom, LLC

CyraCom - Virtual Vocations Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2020

2019 was CyraCom, LLC‘s second year as the top remote-enabled company for posting telecommuting and virtual job openings. Throughout the year, more than 6,200 CyraCom remote job openings were added to the Virtual Vocations database. These job openings were related to the translation industry and ranged from bilingual interpreter and proposal writer to translation sales consultant. Interpreters with CyraCom use their multi-language proficiencies to connect clients to services like 9-1-1, insurance, healthcare, financing and more.

Explore CyraCom’s complete company profile at Virtual Vocations

 

2. VocoVision

VocoVision - Virtual Vocations Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2020

VocoVision is an educational and therapeutic services company that remotely links school-aged children to certified professionals in areas like special education, school psychology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social work, foreign language matching, and sign language interpretation. The company regularly recruits telecommuting speech-language pathologists, social workers, school counselors, psychologists and more. Location-specific remote jobs are standard with VocoVision.

Explore VocoVision’s complete company profile at Virtual Vocations

 

3. UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group - Virtual Vocations Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2020

UnitedHealth Group is one of the most well-known diversified managed healthcare companies in the world. Talented professionals can find careers with the company in specialties such as customer service and claims, healthcare operations, project management, sales and marketing, technology, and clinical services. UHG supports work-life balance and flexibility by hosting virtual work environments and extending telecommute positions to over one-fourth of its global staff.

Explore UnitedHealth Group’s complete company profile at Virtual Vocations

 

4. ProCare Therapy

ProCare Therapy - Virtual Vocations Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2020

ProCare Therapy connects specialized school professionals with students needing special care. The company offers mentoring and training, as well as places school psychologists, special education teachers, school nurses, sign language interpreters, speech-language pathologists, school-based physical therapists, and teachers for the visually impaired in remote roles with school districts.

Explore ProCare’s complete company profile at Virtual Vocations

 

5. K12 Inc.

K12 Inc., a Virtual Vocations Employer Partner, is an online learning provider specializing in grades K through 12. This company provides telecommute-friendly jobs for state-certified teachers, education support specialists, and administration professionals. Some non-teaching roles for remote jobseekers include software engineers, curriculum writers, finance managers, and human resources specialists. Training is provided and most jobs are full-time or part-time and may require occasional travel.

Explore K12’s complete company profile at Virtual Vocations

 

6. Oracle

Oracle is a global computer technology company that designs, manufactures, and sells both software and hardware products and focuses on database management systems, cloud engineered systems, enterprise software products and more. This company offers telecommute-friendly careers that may require occasional travel. The company supports work-life balance and hires remote workers to fill roles in over a dozen job fields.

Explore Oracle’s complete company profile at Virtual Vocations

 

7. Nigel Frank International Limited

Nigel Frank International Limited is a staffing agency specializing in Microsoft recruitment. This remote-enabled company provides permanent and independent contract roles to qualified professionals and offers a Dynamics returnship program for jobseekers seeking to return to work after a career break. The company also offers jobs that are completely 100% virtual as well as some that require travel.

Explore Nigel Frank International’s complete company profile at Virtual Vocations

 

8. Sunbelt Staffing

Sunbelt Staffing specializes in education and healthcare staffing services. For 30 years this company has focused on placing telecommute talent in nursing, therapy, education and school support, allied health, and advanced medical practice positions. Jobs with Sunbelt Staffing offer benefits and remote roles can be 100% virtual or require some travel, depending on the field. Some telecommute-friendly positions can require specific licenses or certification and the company helps jobseekers navigate the application process and with any related fees.

Explore Sunbelt Staffing’s complete company profile at Virtual Vocations

 

9. Kelly Services Inc.

Kelly Services Inc. is a global staffing and recruitment agency that recruites virtual workers for a variety of sectors. Kelly Services recruits for full-time, part-time, temporary, contract, and freelance roles. Hirees provide workforce solutions to contact centers, education companies, government offices, and commercial businesses requiring engineering expertise, manufacturing, information technology, marketing, finance, accounting, and administrative help.

Explore Kelly Services’ complete company profile at Virtual Vocations

 

10. ADTRAV Travel Management

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ADTRAV Travel Management is a corporate travel management firm specializing in helping companies travel more efficiently. The company works with corporations, non-profit organizations, and is the second-largest government travel provider in the United States. For more than 40 years, the company has dedicated itself to providing a strong focus on customer service and using technological innovations to help streamline processes and improve the overall client travel experience.

Explore ADTRAV’s complete company profile at Virtual Vocations

Remote Worker Profile

How Millennials Work Remotely

The Millennial generation is comprised of adults who were 23 to 28 years of age in 2019.

  • 79.5% say remote work is a primary income source say a remote job is a primary source of income
  • 66.5% are willing to travel for business
  • 59.1% seek remote jobs for schedule flexibility
  • 46.4% have children or a family member they regularly care for at home
  • 20.5% have at least five years of remote work experience

How Gen-Xers Work Remotely

The Gen-X generation is comprised of adults who were 39 to 54 years of age in 2019.

  • 80.0% say remote work is a primary income source say a remote job is a primary source of income
  • 70.1% are willing to travel for business
  • 56.5% seek remote jobs for schedule flexibility
  • 35.7% have children or a family member they regularly care for at home
  • 30.6% have at least five years of remote work experience

How Baby Boomers Work Remotely

The Baby Boomer generation is comprised of adults who were 55 to 73 years of age in 2019.

  • 61.4% say remote work is a primary income source say a remote job is a primary source of income
  • 65.9% are willing to travel for business
  • 58.4% seek remote jobs for schedule flexibility
  • 9.8% have children or a family member they regularly care for at home
  • 37.2% have at least five years of remote work experience

Regardless of age, location, and occupation, Virtual Vocations members, who are average more than 40 years of age and possess at least five years of telecommuting experience, typically choose a remote career path to:

  • Have more schedule and travel flexibility
  • Take care of children or a family member in their own homes
  • Save money and time
  • Accommodate health or mobility concerns
  • Seek remote jobs that offer benefits like health insurance

 

About Virtual Vocations

Virtual Vocations, Inc. is the number one online job board posting telecommute-only jobs. It is a 100% virtual company with an objective to help jobseekers find high-quality telecommuting job leads safely, easily, and quickly. All jobs posted to the Virtual Vocations job board have been reviewed by a minimum of three staff members to ensure the job postings are from reputable companies in a wide range of industries.

During 2018, the Virtual Vocations team screened more than 1 million potential remote jobs, added 240,977 remote job postings to the Virtual Vocations job board, and vetted 6,192 new companies.

In addition to its job board, Virtual Vocations offers a suite of telecommute job search services including:

  • Curated Telecommute Companies Database featuring profiles of companies known for hiring remote workers
  • Career Services like resumé reviews and rewrites, cover letter writing, and LinkedIn profile writing
  • Informative blog that publishes telework statistical reports, career advice, and remote job search tips to its blog

Virtual Vocations was co-founded by Laura Spawn, CEO, and Adam Stevenson, CTO.

Contact Information for 2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics Report Inquiries

VVlogoReport inquires about the Virtual Vocations 2019 Year-End Report and Remote Jobs Statistics can be made to Michelle Rawlings, Public Relations Specialist, at michelle (at) virtualvocations (dot) com.

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About Kimberly Back 780 Articles
Kimberly Back is the Senior Job Data Content Producer at Virtual Vocations and has been a member of the Virtual Vocations team since 2012. She brings to the role more than a decade of experience in writing, editing, content management, and graphic design. She is an honors graduate of Morehead State University and works remotely from Kentucky.