While people can telecommute from just about anywhere these days, the professions that are accepting or promoting telecommuting can still vary quite a bit. To highlight some of these discrepancies, you can review a recent report and blog summary from the Human Capital Exchange. Here’s a summary of some of the findings, but grouped together a little differently than originally displayed.
Note that this is representative of full-time employees, not including freelancers whom are telecommuting, of which of course the results would be quite a bit different in some areas, such as writers where it’s probably closer to +90%.
People with a specific expertise often working relatively independently. Below is a listing of the specific profession along with the % of people in the profession actively telecommuting.
- Travel Agents, 11%
- Management Analysis, 10%
- Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners and Investigators, 9%
- Computer Scientists and Systems Analysts, 8%
- Information Security Analysts, 8%
- Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate, 7%
- Property, Real Estate and Community Association Managers, 7%
- Financial Examiners, 7%
- Computer and Information Systems Managers, 6%
Those with more expertise and working on larger, individual projects where telecommuting can provide some well needed distraction free environments.
- Computer Network Architects, 10%
- Web Developers, 10%
- Computer Programmers, 7%
- Computer and Information Research Scientists, 7%
- Computer Hardware Engineers, 6%
Sales and Marketing
For trying to grow customers and sales, telecommuting can help with being closer to the customer.
- Sales Engineers, 16%
- Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, 11%
- Marketing and Sales Managers, 10%
- Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists, 7%
- Advertising Sales Agents, 7%
With telecommuting, writers are able to combine aspects of working independently and less distractions when doing so.
- Medical Transciptionists, 47%
- Writers and Authors, 10%
- Technical Writers, 7%
- Editors, 7%
- Proofreaders and Copy Markers, 6%
The US average for all professions is just a little over 2%, increasing from 1% a decade ago or about 10% yearly. This makes telecommuting for most of the above professions 3 to 5 times more popular than the US average.
If looking for an Internet tool to help manage your telecommuting activities, you can try out an Odysen network. This allows you to have your own networks to help organize your work projects and have personal networks to help manage other activities. Learn more about using for telecommuting or get started with the free Basic plan.