By Career Advice

Working from home is no longer just for the lucky few. Major corporations across Australia and around the world are now opting for remote teams over traditional workplace arrangements.

As a result, remote jobs are available in a huge range of industries, allowing more people than ever before to enjoy the ultimate work-life balance working from home or wherever they choose, a cafe, the beach or while travelling the world.

Remote Work Hub lists advertisements for screened and verified remote jobs, and we’re adding new roles with genuine employers every day. We’ve identified the top six industries hiring remote staff in Australia right now, and we’re sharing insights into each of them to help you snap up your dream job online.

Customer Service & Support

The advent of 24-hour customer support hotlines and online help services has seen many industries move away from traditional crowded call centres, and into the world of remote teams. This allows organisations to offer a premium service with significantly lower overheads, and offers employees the flexibility to work from the comfort, and silence, of their own home.

Writing & Editing

Freelance journalists and correspondents have been working remotely for decades, but all forms of communications are going digital. From medical transcribers, typists, editors and proofreaders to bloggers, communications consultants and technical copywriters, this is a fast-growing industry in the remote sphere.

Education & Training

Teachers and lecturers are swapping the chalkboard for iPads and Skype as more training organisations take their courses online.

Deakin University is one of Australia’s highest ranked colleges with more than 50,000 students, and currently one third are learning in ‘the cloud’.

Web Design & Development

It perhaps comes as no surprise that website and online development jobs can be done online. But we are now witnessing record numbers of remote jobs and freelance contracts in this field. Tech jobs aren’t for everyone, but for those in the industry, opportunities abound.

Marketing & PR

As more businesses move into the online space, many are realising the need for specialist staff to manage and grow their digital presence. Social media marketing, marketing management, online community building, and digital PR roles are all in demand in this fast-growing remote work field.

Tourism & Travel

Recent studies show up to 80 per cent of people now book their holidays and travel online. This rapidly increasing demand has seen travel companies and tourism organisations diversify to capture the online market. Remote travel consultants, booking agents and live chat assistants are all popular roles in this industry.

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Are you an employer wanting to hire remote staff? Register your interest with our team. If approved, we will list your jobs on Remote Work Hub for FREE! And if you’re looking for remote work, register today to start applying.

 

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