Top 10 States to Land a Telecommuting Job

May 4, 2016

10:20 am

Technology has made it easier than ever to break into the industry of your dreams. And for many job seekers, being in their field of choice isn’t the only requirement they have – a growing number of workers also want the flexibility of being able to work remotely or from the comfort of home.

Flexjobs, a job-seeking site, has pulled together information that measures the best states to land a telecommuting job.

Yes, job seekers – location is still important for a telecommuting job. According to Flexjobs, about 95 perent of telecommuting jobs have some kind of location requirement. Why? Even if companies offer the option to work remotely, they may want workers who can attend in-person meetings a few times a month, to have close proximity to clients, or they have another location-specific job function.

So if you’re a job seeker looking for a remote job, here are the states that give you the best chances to land one:

1. California
2. Texas
3. New York
4. Florida
5. Illinois
6. Pennsylvania
7. Georgia
8. North Carolina
9. Virginia
10. Massachusetts

Even if you don’t live in these states, or aren’t looking for a remote job, it’s still important to know how the current work trends can be used to your advantage during your next job hunt. As technology trends continue to develop, skills for remote working will give you the best advantage in a growing job seeking market.

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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she's using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she's not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color. Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to cameron@tech.co or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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