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Accounting ranks as highly searched flexible job

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By Danielle Lee
March 4, 2014

Accounting ranked as one of the most in-demand flexible jobs, according to FlexJobs, an online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time and freelance jobs.

The top 10 jobs were found and ranked by analyzing keyword searches run by job seekers in 2013. Those 10 most-searched-for positions, according to FlexJobs data were:

1. Nursing
2. Data Entry
3. Marketing
4. Writer
5. Java Developer
6. Editor
7. Project Manager
8. Sales
9. Accounting
10. Customer Service

The most popular search terms were compiled with data from job seeker keyword inquiries in 2013, and analyzed by FlexJobs chief technology officer Pete Handsman, who determined those that were most in-demand by people looking for flexible and telecommuting positions.

“When job-seekers come to FlexJobs, they have over 50 career fields to search from,” stated Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “It's interesting to see that the positions job-seekers are searching for are also generally compatible with the types of flexible positions that are the most abundant.”

FlexJobs also found that the cities with the most positions available in these fields are New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Denver, Cleveland and Providence, R.I.

“With advances in technology and the way we communicate, it is becoming much easier for all different types of industries to offer flexible work arrangements such as telecommuting options,” added Fell. "The days when people worked exclusively from their desk in an office setting are already a thing of the past, as most professionals check email, make calls, and access documents from mobile devices or personal computers.”

The availability of flexible work options is on the rise, according to FlexJobs, which found that over the past year, job listings for professional telecommuting, part-time, freelance and flexible schedule jobs increased by 25 percent.

More information on the most searched for jobs is available here.

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