Jobs that allow you to work from home

Jobs that allow you to work from home

In the UK, many of us are now working from home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While not everyone has enjoyed working from home, others have found the experience highly beneficial to their work/life balance.

Many employees have found working from home has helped them improve their concentration and focus, as working from home affords workers more control over their schedules and working environments.

If you wish to continue working from home even after COVID-19, you might be interested in pursuing a career where you can permanently work from home.

In this article, we will explore the best career choices that will allow you to work from home, the pros, and cons of working from home, and discuss how you can find a job that lets you work from home.  

What jobs are available to work from home?

Here at e-Careers we offer a wide range of courses that can help you access the best work from home jobs available. Listed below are our top subject choices for you to study, for careers that support remote working. 

Bookkeeper - Bookkeeping can be a highly flexible career path for the right candidate. As a Bookkeeper, you can work as a freelancer, which will provide you with the opportunity to work wherever you want. View our Bookkeeping courses.

Accountant - Many Accountancy jobs offer flexible working, so there's a good chance you can work from home for part of your time. View our Accounting courses.

Financial Services Professional - Similarly, many Financial Services Professionals can work from home instead of being fully office-based. We offer qualifications for CeMAP Mortgage Advisor training and eToro Financial Trading courses. View our Financial Services courses.

Office Administration - With 21st-century technology at your disposal, there is no reason for administration staff to be fully office-based. A qualification in Microsoft Office can be highly useful to those looking to gain an administration role. View our Microsoft Office courses.

Business Analysis - Working from home permanently is a possibility for many professionals working in Business Analysis. In this industry, you would be responsible for identifying business problems and helping your organisation find solutions to these problems. View our Business Analysis courses.

Digital Marketing - This is a great career path for those interested in working from home. Many Digital Marketing teams operate on a ‘remote first’ basis and working from home at least some time is possible within most companies. View our Digital Marketing courses.

Cloud Computing, Cyber Security & IT Professional - Arguably one on the most common remote working industries, many IT departments can work from home, and this industry is a perfect fit for remote working, even after the pandemic is over.

We offer a wide range of IT courses so you can be sure that you choose the role that works best for you. Whichever IT discipline is of interest to you, we have got you covered. View our Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, and Networking & IT courses.

Check out our guide on How to study for a new career while working for some advice on how to make this process as productive and hassle-free as possible.

How to find work from home jobs

With home/remote working becoming more and more popular, it is now far easier to find working from home jobs. Many job sites now allow you to filter opportunities so you can find jobs that allow working from home.

Read our guide on the future of work.    

What are the pros and cons of working from home?

Pros

  • A better work/life balance.
  • No lengthy commutes.
  • Freedom to create a working environment that suits your exact requirements.

Cons

  • Lack of office buzz and socialisation.
  • Tasks that can be completed quickly in the office may take longer when working remotely.
  • It can be difficult to brainstorm and communicate with colleagues easily while working from home.

While there are some drawbacks of working from home, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages for the many professionals now actively looking for permanent working from home jobs.         

Are more jobs heading towards working from home options?   

The pandemic has opened our eyes to the possibility of remote working and the fact that not all jobs need to be office-based. As a result, we expect to see more and more work from home jobs being advertised in the coming years.