The 10 Highest Paying Work From Home Jobs

You can earn a big paycheck without ever leaving your couch


1. Clinical regulatory affairs director
Salary range: $150,000 - $151,000

General job description: Pharmaceutical companies hire clinical regulatory affairs professionals to fulfill a variety of responsibilities related to clinical trials. Typically, clinical regulatory affairs managers work to plan, prepare, and submit products for market nationally and internationally. This process can be done from a home office, and includes authoring regulatory documents for clinical trial applications, assisting with marketing documents for new markets, and briefing documents, among other things.

Related work-from-home job titles: Regulatory affairs team leader, regulatory affairs consultant, associate director of regulatory affairs

2. Supervisory attorney
Salary range: $117,000 - $152,000

General job description: Just like in-office attorneys, telecommuting attorneys provide legal counsel and representation to a variety of clients depending on their expertise or focus area. They must be active members of the Bar in their state of operation, and when not meeting clients or in court, they work remotely.

Related work-from-home job titles: Attorney, document review attorney

3. Senior medical writer
Salary range: $110,000 - $115,000

General job description: For a variety of healthcare-related companies, including medical publishers and pharmaceutical companies, senior medical writers are in high-demand. Professionals in this field are responsible for reviewing medical information, writing documents, editing other medical writers' submissions, and working with senior management to keep projects on track. A natural fit for remote work, a senior medical writer must be able to work independently, but also as a great team-player, and is required to have a degree in a science or medical discipline.

Related work-from-home job titles: Technical writer, principal medical writer, medical editor, regulatory medical writer

4. Environmental engineer
Salary range: Up to $110,000

General job description: Environmental engineers are typically responsible for designing and assessing pollution reduction and prevention approaches, from equipment to processes, and when they're not in the field conducting research, they can sometimes work from a home office.

Related work-from-home job titles: Environmental engineering technician, natural sciences manager, hydrologist, civil engineer

5. Director of quality improvement
Salary range: $100,000 - $175,000

General job description: As part of the operations and technical teams at a company, remote quality improvement directors are responsible for working to design and develop Best Practices related to systems administration and data architecture. Keeping in mind quality, safety, and reliability, a director of quality improvement works with senior management and must have outstanding leadership skills and knowledge of current trends in quality improvement and operational performance.

Related work-from-home job titles: Quality assurance director, senior quality improvement manager

6. Senior software engineer
Salary range: $100,000 - $160,000

General job description: Senior software engineers are typically responsible for developing, designing, and running software programs, overseeing related projects, managing a team of software engineers, troubleshooting technical issues, and debugging software. They're usually required to have experience with a variety of programming languages.

Related work-from-home job titles: Senior software developer, senior web developer, senior devops developer

7. Director of business development
Salary range: $100,000 - 150,000

General job description: At-home sales directors are responsible for managing and growing large sales territories, and are responsible for revenue growth in their particular category. Sales directors also design and develop programs for lead generation and revenue growth for sales teams. They often report to the VP of sales, and they work closely with internal company stakeholders as well as their clients. When they're not out in the field making sales visits, these professionals work from their home offices.

Related work-from-home job titles: Marketing director, sales director, account executive

8. Research biologist
Salary range: $93,000 - $157,000

General job description: Research biologists are responsible for studying a particular subject, conducting tests, performing research, and determining results and conclusions. For example, a research microbiologist might study virus host interaction and determine disease resistance.

Related work-from-home job titles: Microbiologist, wildlife biologist, research scientist, field scientist

9. Audit manager
Salary range: $90,000 - $110,000

General job description: Working from home, audit managers are responsible for financial and operational audits for companies or clients. The responsibilities of this type of role include leading, planning, and executing internal audits, and documenting all audit-related information. In addition to performing the audits, audit managers work with stakeholders to understand the outcomes and impacts of the audit, ensure future compliance, and evaluate internal systems, policies, and procedures.

Related work-from-home job titles: Financial analyst, fiscal officer, controller, financial services senior associate, senior internal audit associate, financial consultant

10. Major gifts officer
Salary range: Up to $90,000

General job description: Nonprofit organizations hire major gifts officers to cultivate, solicit, and close current and prospective donors for large-sum donations. These remote jobs also require extensive travel, but during non-travel times, remote major gifts officers work from home. In addition to excellent relationship management skills, sales skills, and organizational skills, the ability to work independently while furthering the goals of the organization is critical.

7 of the 10 hardest-to-fill jobs in health care



Find out which types of health care workers employers are having the hardest time hiring.
This week, the American Staffing Association (using CareerBuilder's Hiring Indicator) released a list of the top 10 hard-to-fill jobs in 2015. Of those, seven are related to health care.
  1. Occupational therapists
  2. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
  3. Physical therapist
  4. Photographic process workers and processing machine operators
  5. Occupational therapy assistants
  6. Speech-language pathologists
  7. Family and general practitioners (physicians)
  8. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers
  9. Nurse practitioners
  10. Physician assistants
Using our labor market analysis tool Analyst, we took a closer look at these health care occupations, restricting our study to the 150 largest metros in the US. For each occupation, we discovered a significant gap between job postings and actual hires: the average number of job postings is way above the average number of hires, indicating a thirst for talent that businesses can't seem to find. Related to this, we list the top MSAs for sheer number of graduates in relevant degrees for each occupation, giving some solid options for businesses trying to recruit.

Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy AssistantsThere are currently 93,000 occupational therapists in the 150 largest metros. Because there are far fewer (34,000) occupational therapy assistants nationwide, we'll focus our analysis on just therapists.
Interestingly, companies are putting up huge numbers of job postings for occupational therapists—an average of 16,600 per month since 2011—and yet only 4,000 therapists are hired each month. This speaks to a skills gap for occupational therapists in these areas.

Some key stats for occupational therapists:
  • San Jose; Ogden, Utah; Dallas; Fresno, California; and Canton, Ohio have seen the most rapid job growth (above 30% since 2010).
  • Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Orlando, and San Francisco have graduated the most people with degrees in occupational therapy.
  • Boston and Milwaukee have the highest concentrations of occupational therapist jobs. Other cities of note include Scranton, Pennsylvania; Canton, Ohio; Worcester, Massachusetts; Portland, Maine; and a handful of cities in Michigan: Ann Arbor, Flint, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids.
Physical TherapistsThere are 168,000 physical therapist jobs, and, as with occupational therapists, there is heavy demand for more. Jobs have increased by 17% since 2010—well ahead of the national average. There has also been an impressive average of 7,300 hires per month compared to an even more impressive 20,500 postings since 2011, which speaks to the tremendous need for physical therapists. (Read our article here regarding top colleges for recruiting physical therapists.)

  • Cities like San Jose, Dallas, Phoenix, and Atlanta have seen growth over 30% since 2010.
  • The number of college graduates is greatest in Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia. After those three, there is a big drop off.
  • The Northeast has higher concentrations of physical therapists: New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut; Providence, Rhode Island; Boston; and Rochester are all at the top.
Speech-Language PathologistsThere are 103,000 speech-language pathologists—folks who assess and treat people with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders—in the top metros. Since 2010, the field has increased by 9%, adding some 11,000 new jobs. On average, employers put up about 10,500 job postings for speech pathologists each month, yet hire only 4,000.

  • Larger cities with the best growth are San Jose (27%), Denver (25%), San Francisco (24%), and Dallas (21%). Smaller cities with rapid growth are Ogden, Utah; Springfield, Illinois; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Des Moines, Iowa.
  • The cities with the most recent college graduates are New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Philadelphia.
  • There are a handful of smaller cities with high concentrations of speech pathologists: Huntington, West Virginia; Little Rock, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Buffalo, New York; and Youngstown, Ohio.
Family PractitionersThere are 105,000 family practitioners in the top 150 metros, growing 6.5% since 2010. Job postings have spiked this year with an average of well over 20,000 per month.

  • Large cities with rapid growth for family practitioners include Orlando, Riverside, Phoenix, and Houston, all growing more than 15% since 2010. Smaller cities with high growth are Anchorage, Alaska (24%—the most for any city); Provo, Utah; Greenville, South Carolina; Ocala, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; and Austin, Texas.
  • The cities with the best supply of graduates are New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago.
  • The city with the greatest concentration of family practitioners is St. Louis, Missouri, with almost three times the concentration of the typical region.
Nurse PractitionersIn the top 150 metros there are 91,000 nurse practitioners, people who diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. The occupation grew by over 16% since 2010. Not surprisingly, the rapid increase in job postings in 2015 mirrors that of family practitioners; there are currently a whopping 12,000 ads out for nurse practitioners.

  • Houston, Denver, and Atlanta have seen the best job and percentage growth. Some small cities are doing well too: Killeen, Texas; Anchorage, Alaska; Provo, Utah; and Austin, Texas have all increased by over 30%.
  • New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago are leading cities for nurse practitioner graduates.
  • Nashville and Hartford are the two larger cities with the highest concentration of nurse practitioners. There are many smaller cities with pretty high concentrations: Gulfport, Mississippi; Chattanooga, Tennessee; New Haven, Connecticut; Rochester, New York; and Knoxville, Tennessee.
Physician AssistantsThe final occupation is physician assistants. They provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, but under the supervision of a physician. As with the previous two examples, job postings for physician assistants have gone up dramatically, with an average of 12,000 ads and more than 2,500 hires each month.

  • Large cities seeing the best growth are New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, and Phoenix. Many smaller cities have also done well: Anchorage, Alaska; Killen, Texas; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Provo, Utah; and Austin, Texas.
  • New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia have the greatest number of graduates.
  • Ann Arbor has the highest concentration of physician assistants—more than three times the national average.
This article originally appeared on The Desktop Economist, the blog of Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. 

Companies hiring: Week of 6/16




Job seekers, here is our weekly list of 10 companies that are hiring now. 
Click on the company names below to learn more about the opportunities available at each company.

1. Bath FitterIndustry: Retail – home improvement
Sample job titles: Sales consultant, installer, plumber, inside sales
Location: Texas, California, Tennessee, Illinois, Nebraska, New Mexico
2. Benihana National Corp.Industry: Restaurant
Sample job titles: General manager, restaurant manager, kitchen manager, chef, server, host, bartender
Location: Los Angeles; Dallas; Houston; Atlanta; Denver; Dulles, Va.
3. CareSouthIndustry: Home health
Sample job titles: CNA, LVN, clinical manager, care center director, director of operations
Location: Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida
4. DS Services of America, Inc.Industry: Home and office beverage delivery
Sample job titles: Customer service rep, route delivery (CDL), sales rep
Location: Nationwide
5. La-Z-BoyIndustry: Manufacturing
Sample job titles: Retail sales representative, sales associate, interior design associate, retail store manager
Location: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
6. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPIndustry: Legal
Sample job titles: Paralegal, CLE coordinator, billing specialist
Location: Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts
7. NFI industriesIndustry: Transportation and logistics
Sample job titles: CDL class A driver, business analyst, diesel mechanic
Location: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana
8. Santander Bank N.A.Industry: Banking
Sample job titles: Auditor, teller, personal banking representative, premier banker
Location: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York
9. Source Refrigeration and HVACIndustry: Commercial refrigeration services
Job titles: Refrigeration service tech, refrigeration construction journeyman, refrigeration construction apprentice
Location: Nationwide
10. ULINEIndustry: Shipping and packaging
Sample job titles: Customer service, distribution manager, director of talent acquisition, inside sales, IT, marketing, recruiting, supply chain, warehouse
Location: Nationwide

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Weeks of paid maternity leave: 12

Additional perks: An inhouse program provides counsel and support to employees as they transition to new parenthood.

Bain & Co.

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 12

Additional perks: New moms can take advantage of in-office massages and manicures, sleep and stress-management sessions, and yoga.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 12

Additional perks: A free service locates someone to help complete personal tasks.

Bank of America

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 12

Additional perks: Health insurance offers a service to talk to a doctor by phone or video chat and receive diagnoses and prescriptions almost instantly.

Boston Consulting Group

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 12

Additional perks: Company fully covers medical costs for dependents, even including some typically "elective" items.

Microsoft

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 12

Additional perks: Lunch delivery, on-site personal shipping, free home grocery delivery, on-site dry cleaning and laundry services, convenience shopping, and dinners to go are among the perks that can make new moms' chore list that much shorter.

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Gerrett & Dunner

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 13

Additional perks: Bonuses remain intact even though billable-hours targets are adjusted for maternity leave.

FINRA

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 13

Additional perks: FINRA offers mentoring programs and talks for new moms.

LEGO systems

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 13

Additional perks: New moms are guaranteed 26 weeks of leave, 13 of which are unpaid. Also, access to amazing toys doesn't hurt.

McKinsey & Co.

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 14

Additional perks: Every employee at McKinsey uses flextime — it's not just a policy, it's the norm.

Deloitte

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 14

Additional perks: Employees take about 40 paid days off each year.

HP

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 14

Additional perks: Employees can use HP's concierge, resource and referral service, or employee assistance program to help them accomplish personal errands.

Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC)

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 15

Additional perks: Women can join a program that lets them work just a few months each year.

Goldman Sachs

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 16

Additional perks: Childbirth classes and maternity mentoring programs are available.

Barclays

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 16

Additional perks: Barclays offers child care coaching, parenting seminars, and a dedicated families' network.

Deutsche Bank

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 18

Additional perks: Maternity coaching is available on-site.

Arnold & Porter

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 18

Additional perks: Associates can extend their leave without pay to a full year.

Facebook

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 18

Additional perks: The social network provides a $4,000 "new child benefit" for each child born or adopted and breastfeeding workshops.

Google

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 18

Additional perks: The company offers one-on-one consultations for parents and provides them with $500 for "baby bonding."

Ernst & Young LLP

Weeks of paid maternity leave: 39 weeks

Companies hiring in June




Check out companies looking to fill openings this month.

June is the month we celebrate dads and grads. So whether you're gearing up to join the workforce with your newly minted diploma or you're looking for a job change that will make Dad proud, take a look at these 20 companies hiring in the coming month.

1. Bath Fitter
Industry: Retail – home improvement
Sample job titles: Sales consultant, installer, plumber, inside sales
Location: Texas, California, Tennessee, Illinois, Nebraska, New Mexico
2. Benihana National Corp.
Industry: Restaurant
Sample job titles: General manager, restaurant manager, kitchen manager, chef, server, host, bartender
Location: Los Angeles; Dallas; Houston; Atlanta; Denver; Dulles, Va.
3. CareSouth
Industry: Home health
Sample job titles: CNA, LVN, clinical manager, care center director, director of operations
Location: Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida
4. Cash America
Industry: Retail
Sample job titles: Retail sales associate, retail district leadership, retail store management
Location: Nationwide
5. DS Services of America, Inc.
Industry: Home and office beverage delivery
Sample job titles: Customer service rep, route delivery (CDL), sales rep
Location: Nationwide
6. Hal Smith Restaurant Group
Industry: Restaurant
Sample job titles: Assistant manager, kitchen manager
Location: Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla.; Southlake, Texas; Scottsdale, Ariz.
7. Help at Home, Inc.
Industry: Health care
Sample job titles: RN, LPN, case manager, CNA, home health aide
Location: Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee
8. La-Z-Boy
Industry: Manufacturing
Sample job titles: Retail sales representative, sales associate, interior design associate, retail store manager
Location: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
9. Mood Media
Industry: Music, hospitality, retail
Sample job titles: B2B sales, account executive, outside sales, customer service, account manager, systems support analyst
Location: Nationwide
10. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Industry: Legal
Sample job titles: Paralegal, CLE coordinator, billing specialist
Location: Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts
11. NFI industries
Industry: Transportation and logistics
Sample job titles: CDL class A driver, business analyst, diesel mechanic
Location: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana
12. Rentokil
Industry: Pest control
Sample job titles: Pest control technician, customer service representative
Location: Nationwide
13. Santander Bank N.A.
Industry: Banking
Sample job titles: Auditor, teller, personal banking representative, premier banker
Location: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York
14. Source Refrigeration and HVAC
Industry: Commercial refrigeration services
Job titles: Refrigeration service tech, refrigeration construction journeyman, refrigeration construction apprentice
Location: Nationwide
15. STRATTEC Security Corporation
Industry: Manufacturing
Sample job titles: Tool and die maker, quality technician, CNC set up operator, production supervisor
Location: Milwaukee, Detroit
16. STVT-AAI Education
Industry: Education
Sample job titles: Dental assisting instructor, director of nursing, practical nursing instructor, career development coach, financial aid officer, welding instructor, culinary arts instructor, admissions representative
Location: Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona
17. Thales USA
Industry: Defense, security, space, aerospace and ground transportation
Sample job titles: Software engineer, hardware engineer, test engineer, quality assurance engineer, sales engineer, product engineer, electrical engineer, network engineer
Location: California, Florida, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York
18. TMX Finance
Industry: Financial services
Sample job titles: Call center rep, store manager, district manager, general manager, customer service rep, bilingual customer service rep
Location: Nationwide
19. ULINE
Industry: Shipping and packaging
Sample job titles: Customer service, distribution manager, director of talent acquisition, inside sales, IT, marketing, recruiting, supply chain, warehouse
Location: Nationwide
20. USG Corporation and L&W Supply
Industry: Construction
Sample job titles: Truck driver, operator, sales, management, warehouse engineering, finance, IT, HR, electrician, mechanic
Location: Nationwide

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Why Companies Are Using 'Blind Auditions' to Hire Top Talent

How GapJumpers is making job searches about skills, rather than keywords


It all started when Petar Vujosevic, 35, Kedar Iyer, 35, and Ashray Baruah, 28, met by chance in 2012. They quickly learned they had one thing in common: all three had trouble making the career moves they desired at some point in their lives because of "implicit biases associated with résumé screening," Vujosevic tells Business Insider.

At the time, Vujosevic was working as a freelance advertising strategist in Holland, Iyer was a strategist at ad agency TBWA/RAAD in Dubai, and Baruah had just quit his job as a web developer in Dubai.

Upon meeting and discussing the fact they had all been victims of biased hiring, they decided almost immediately they wanted to do something about it — "and that's how GapJumpers was born," Vujosevic explains.

"It came from our desire to make hiring more about actual skills than keywords on a résumé," Vujosevic says.

GapJumpers, which launched in June 2014, is a software platform that helps remove hiring bias through blind auditions.

"Our platform is a lot like the reality TV competition show, 'The Voice,'" Vujosevic explains. "The judges have their backs turned away from the talent, and they decide whether to proceed to the next round based on the contestant's vocal skills — not their looks, not their race, not their gender. The judges are not biased or influenced by anything other than the skills."

A blind audition in the job search context means that applicants are "first judged on their skills, not on where they studied, where they grew up, or whether they are male or female," he explains. GapJumpers asks each job seeker to anonymously solve skills-based challenges to prove they are qualified and capable of doing the job they're applying for.

The software then strips each job applicant's résumé and application of details like their name (which could reveal sex, race, and/or ethnicity), graduation year (which can give away age), college (which tells the employer what type of school you went to), and address (which could drive them to make assumptions about your socio-economic background).

The tool helps job seekers who might otherwise be overlooked, perhaps because they went to community college, or because they're a woman seeking a job in a male-dominated industry, for instance. "GapJumpers also assists companies in finding the very best, most diverse group of talent," which they might have missed out on due to unconscious bias, says Vujosevic.

Blind auditions, of course, are not a replacement for face-to-face interviews. They are simply a first step in the process, and a "better way to prepare applicants and employers for those in-person interviews," he adds. "They make the quality of skills the first impression and point of reference, instead of the résumé."

Since launching last year, he says he has seen a significant increase in awareness around the role of unconscious bias in the workplace.

For example, Google has started sharing its workforce demographics publicly. Google says, "All of our efforts, including going public with these numbers, are designed to help us recruit and develop the world's most talented and diverse people."

"More executive leaders are acknowledging and trying to address the problem than ever," says Vujosevic.

And they should.

The Washington Post's Joann Weiner reported that global companies with at least one woman on the board have higher average returns on equity, lower debt ratios, and better average growth, according to a study of more than 2,000 global companies by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.

She also highlighted a Gallup survey of American retail and hospitality businesses, which found that gender-diverse retail and hospitality companies have better financial outcomes than those dominated by one gender.

Weiner cited a Scientific American article by Katherine W. Phillips, professor and senior vice dean at Columbia Business School, saying "people work harder, are more creative, and are more diligent when they work with or around a diverse group of people."

For these reasons, and others, GapJumpers already has seven clients on board — including Dolby Labs, Sendgrid, Chegg, and Mozilla — and is currently running live pilots with another six. It has an additional eight companies on the pilot waiting list that will be allowed on the platform in the coming months.

Companies pay an annual subscription fee, which ranges from $5,000 to $40,000, for the use of the platform and for access to GapJumpers' candidate network. Some companies only pay for use of the platform to host blind auditions; others pay for both screening and sourcing.

If a company makes a hire using GapJumpers, there's no additional "success fee," which many recruiters charge.

GapJumpers is free for job seekers.

Of course, "blind auditions" aren't beneficial to everyone. Some job seekers want hiring managers to see where they went to school, for example, which could help them land interviews and jobs.

But in the big picture, GapJumpers aims to help solve one of the biggest problems with interviewing, and seems to be making progress.

Vujosevic says the company recently analyzed data from 1,200 blind auditions and learned that 54% of those who participated were women, while 46% were men. About 58% of those selected to an interview after the blind audition round were women, and 68% of those who ended up getting hired were women.

They also found that there was a 15% increase in the number of community college graduates who got to the in-person audition round by starting with a blind audition, compared to the number of community college graduates who land interviews by applying for jobs the traditional way.

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