This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.
It’s nine months into the pandemic, and workers all over the U.S. are appreciating the wide-ranging benefits of remote work.
In fact, according to FlexJobs’ annual survey, 65% of workers want to work remotely full-time post-pandemic, while 31% would like a hybrid arrangement that combines both remote and in-office work.
With so many employees wanting to continue working remotely and companies realizing how valuable remote work is to both employee satisfaction and their bottom line, employers are reconsidering the types of jobs that can be done from home.
To demonstrate the increasing range of jobs that are compatible with remote work, we wanted to take a look back to showcase the most surprising remote job titles of 2020.
Note: The 50 jobs below are either active postings or were active at some point during 2020. These positions range from entry-level to senior-level and span across a wide range of industries. For more currently active surprising jobs in a variety of career categories, FlexJobs members can check out our most surprising flexible jobs.
This industry specialist provides manufacturing guidance for product-based brands looking to connect with American manufacturers.
Via virtual study groups, the freelance licensed architect will work with aspiring architects to help them study and prepare for the ARE 5.0 exams.
Working with other scientists to study climate impacts on snow processes and water resources, the associate scientist collaborates with researchers, runs simulations and analyzes data.
The certified structural design engineer takes on a variety of difficult bridge engineering projects that may involve CAE and CAD.
The conversation designer works with an online engagement solutions company to collaborate with enterprise brands, research intents and design conversational experiences.
A licensed cosmetologist creates practice questions and answers for students taking the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology’s Cosmetology Theory Examination.
The certified culinary arts teacher will administer the curriculum based on the state standards for culinary arts and create a positive virtual learning environment for students.
Working in a case management capacity, the dental assistant remotely manages patients’ care plans, coordinates services, implements care strategies and initiates referrals.
The Photoshop master and exceptional painter with a strong sense of color and lighting will work with art directors and writers to bring interactive stories to life.
This anti-fraud position creates and leads an identity strategy to ensure that freelancer accounts accurately represent the individual doing the work.
Part-time analyst provides remote machine and electrical control systems technical support for a federal government ship construction program.
The registered nurse performs utilization management and review services for infertility and IVF populations, such as determining appropriate services and interacting with facilities.
The seasonal festival coordinator will serve as a media contact and provide project management and marketing support to promote the Sundance Film Festival.
A translator with English fluency and finance and banking knowledge will translate finance, legal and banking materials from German into French.
The expert virtual fitness instructor leads online fitness classes and is certified to teach multiple formats.
Using GIS software and skills, the geospatial analyst conducts research and extracts feature and terrain data to prepare mapping projects for clients.
An interior designer or decorator with professional experience will create designs for clients and source furnishings and decor from vendors.
The infectious disease scientist can work from home for non-laboratory tasks, including interpreting and analyzing data and preparing research and presentations on HIV and HBV.
Responsibilities of the independent game moderators include reviewing live, in-game chats from video game players on Xbox One, PS4 and PC platforms.
Working with chefs, stylists, and food experts, the junior photographer obtains appealing images, retouches photos and uploads images for distribution.
The pastry chef instructor facilitates learning, provides education, schedules instructors and completes evaluations for culinary school staff.
Lead engineer with sediment remediation experience performs challenging evaluations, provides technical expertise and completes studies for environmental projects.
Serving as the lead therapist for the Creative Forces-Rural Veterans TeleRehabilitation Initiative, this position provides clinical and research support to other creative arts therapists.
The life coach for the financial sector employees conducts seminars and one-on-one sessions to provide life hacks, help with goal setting and serve as a source of motivation.
The team supervisor provides day-to-day support to up to 15 direct reports, identifies process improvements and leads meetings.
Working remotely, the bartending instructor teaches online bartending classes for a culinary experience-focused online marketplace.
The Readiness Improvement Program (RIP) lead supports operational, logistical, and material readiness requirements for Navy clients by supervising and directing a team of operational experts.
The geotechnical specialist provides technical expertise and assistance to operations teams working at abandoned mines.
A board-certified nurse practitioner will provide direct telemedicine patient care by evaluating records, deciding on prescriptions and providing counseling.
The organic certification specialist reviews land history, input materials and seed and planting stock used for compliance with national organic regulations.
A technical designer and pattern maker will build out templates and generate technical packages for a custom shirt and swag company.
A translation company needs native English, French, German, Italian or Spanish speakers with linguistics backgrounds to review a text-to-speech synthesizer.
Working with hydroponic farm units, the project manager sends out proposals, reviews modifications, and handles client communications.
Photographers shoot original photos, including hero and inline images, for a variety of home-related articles.
An online school social worker implements programs, helps families access resources and develops crisis plans for virtual school.
The contract scientist will ensure that new pharmaceutical products are ready for production and distribution in the global marketplace.
A contract script analyst will evaluate screenplays, writing up to seven pages of feedback on how the script can be improved.
Using underwriting guidelines, the underwriter reviews applications to determine eligibility and analyzes applicants’ income and expenses.
The scientist acts as the biocompatibility subject matter expert and provides process risk and biocompatibility material assessments for the company’s research and development group.
A licensed occupational therapist will work to provide expertise and develop and maintain patient videos and online occupational therapy simulations.
To ensure the well-being of quarantined and isolated COVID patients and their families, the support worker helps to locate resources and manage referrals.
The physics developer develops simulations and writes multi-threaded code for a space simulation company.
A strategic talent partner acquires and onboards world-class athletes to help them connect with their fans and raise money for charity.
Directly managing 25-30 remote stylists, the team lead will hire, onboard, develop performance plans and provide coaching and encouragement.
A full-time teleradiologist will work from home on nights and weekends for an award-winning company privately owned by radiologists.
The specialist works as a sales representative for biologic products for surgical and injectable applications within their assigned territory.
A temporary toxicologist with risk assessment experience will evaluate product safety, oversee testing systems, and summarize and interpret data.
An educational company seeks a trade book strategist to build and maintain relationships with publishers and develop purchasing strategies.
The camp director supervises and manages campers and instructors, provides tech support and leads staff meetings for virtual STEM camp.
Working for the Humane Society of the United States, the wildlife scientist conducts research and outreach, and provides scientific and writing assistance to wildlife teams.
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