The Best Remote Jobs to Watch Out for in 2022
Since the pandemic reached its peak in the middle of 2020, remote jobs have followed suit. Popular freelancing sites have seen a record-breaking number of job postings and applications. People are also learning relevant skills to meet the market’s demands. With that, new job titles started to emerge, providing many jobs for the workforce worldwide.
Workplace disruption has allowed many workers to work on hybrid and fully flexible schedules. Marking two years of the pandemic, these work setups have become the future of work. Reports have shown that more and more employees want to work from home, and companies have tried to meet these demands.
Freelancers and career shifters newly entering the world of remote work often ask what the best remote jobs are on the market. In doing so, they should think about marketability and future demands. According to the leading recruitment platforms, these seven remote jobs will be highly in demand this year and in years to come.
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7 best and in-demand remote jobs
Here are the seven remote jobs to consider to watch out for this year and the years to come:
From 2020 until today, most of the workforce was working remotely, and since then, cybersecurity concerns have just gone uphill. According to Check Point Research, cyberattacks surged 50% year over year, with each firm suffering an increased number of cyberattacks every week globally.
For this reason, companies worldwide have invested so much in cybersecurity both in tools and manpower. This is to avoid substantial financial losses from corporate and financial information theft. In addition, companies are willing to spend between 6% and 14% of their yearly IT budget than ever before on cybersecurity.
With the remote work trends, it’s pretty clear that cybersecurity jobs will be one of the most interesting and in-demand IT fields for remote work.
Average annual income: HK$557,000 (Payscale)
2. Digital marketing
Businesses of all kinds are using digital marketing. In fact, it drives about 5% to 8% more money in a year by getting more people to visit their websites and benefiting from the traffic.
Moreover, digital marketing is a broad term with many unique clusters of jobs inside. The most popular digital marketing duties range from content marketing, Search engine optimization (SEO), to Social media management (SMM).
The relevance of digital marketing to businesses has birthed many job titles and opportunities in the last five years. Marketing is an essential tool for startups and established companies to position themselves in the highly competitive market.
This remote job is worth exploring if you have a knack for marketing and digital media.
Average annual income: HK349,000 (Payscale)
3. Customer service
An increase in eCommerce businesses worldwide means an increase in customer service jobs. There are two main types of customer service: voice and non-voice. Voice involves taking frequent calls from customers and solving their problems. On the other hand, non-voice involves answering emails, DMs, and feedback from the business’ website.
If you are looking for a side hustle in addition to your day job, customer service is good for entry-level positions with a potential growth opportunity.
Average annual income: HK$199,476 (Payscale)
4. Tutors and education professionals
With limited face-to-face classes and homeschooling, Hong Kongers invest in tutors and education professionals to make up classes for their children. In fact, between 2019 and 2020, hiring for education professionals increased by more than 20%.
It may help you land a job as a remote tutor and educational professional if you have these experiences:
- Consultants in education
- Curriculum design/lesson planning
- Development, engineering, and design of educational platforms
- Assisting teachers
Average annual income: HK$250,252 (Payscale)
5. Experts in workplace diversity
Since the rise in freelancing and remote work, each company now has more diverse cultures and races. With that, there will be an ever-increasing demand for experienced consultants with expertise related to DEI to combat prejudice and address bias within their own enterprises. In fact, hiring for this role has risen by 90% since 2019.
Average annual income: Payscale varies among companies
According to a leading recruitment platform report in 2021, nonprofits are another fast-growing industry in the remote job sector. Nonprofits center around fundraising planning, securing financial support and creating events for donors.
Moreover, popular nonprofit job roles include grant writer or grant maker, community outreach manager, and fundraising planner. There is so much potential and growth in nonprofits, not to mention that you’re also helping their beneficiaries.
Average annual income: HK$278,000 (Salary Explorer)
6. Translators or bilingual job roles
Jobs for translators are in particularly great demand. Interpreter and translator jobs are expected to grow by 20% between 2019 and 2029, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics says.
People from different countries are becoming more connected than ever before. The demand for professional translators and bilingual job roles is especially needed to deal with business matters. Among the in-demand job role involves business proposals, marketing localisation, customer service, and cross cultural business networking.
This could be a ticket to a promising remote work career for anyone who is bilingual or interested in learning other languages.
Average annual income: HK$209,685 (Salary Explorer)
Remote jobs will continue to be the case in the future. New job titles and skills have now flooded the job market, mainly to accommodate business needs. As a result, emerging C-suite roles have also increased dramatically in the previous year, with the highest leadership hierarchy now encompassing more than 50 titles. If you want to stay ahead of the game, learning relevant skills is the key to advancing your remote work career.
About Deskimo (YCS21)
Empowering the paradigm shift in hybrid work is at the heart of Deskimo’s mission. Deskimo (YCS21) helps businesses and teams transform their workplace policies to become more productive, collaborative, and cost-effective. With operations in Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia, Deskimo provides integrated workplace solutions – a Workspace Access Platform (WAP) and Workplace Management System (WMS) – to help management and team leaders boost team productivity (5 annual days per employee), improve employee engagement (by 7x), and cut office costs (by 20%).