15 Jobs That Let You Make Your Own Schedule

The demand for work flexibility is growing among job seekers–in fact, the number of people quitting a job because of flexibility issues nearly doubled from 17 to 32 percent in the last three years. Having the flexibility to set one’s own work hours is a coveted work option for many job seekers. In fact, according to FlexJobs’ survey of over 5,000 workers, a flexible schedule is the second most preferred types of flexible work arrangements, behind full-time telecommuting. To illustrate the variety of jobs and industries that offer workers the option to set their own schedules, FlexJobs has identified 15 jobs where the job schedule is not predetermined by the employer.

“The ideal flexible schedule is one where workers can independently set their own hours to accommodate their individual needs, such as so that they can work when they’re personally most productive or to accommodate personal health issues, caregiving responsibilities, volunteering, or other commitments,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “The benefit is that schedule flexibility can really help alleviate the frequent clashes between professional and personal responsibilities that many people experience in ways that hurt both their work and their lives. People are sometimes surprised to learn there are jobs which allow them to choose exactly when to work–but it’s true, they definitely do exist,” Sutton Fell concluded.

Each of the 15 jobs on this list fits the following criteria:

  • The job offers a completely flexible schedule
  • The job listing specifically states the schedule can be determined by the individual worker, rather than pre-set by the company
  • The job was actively hiring as of November 27, 2017

1.            Account Manager
Account manager sought for a freelance, telecommute position with hour flexibility. Will provide client assistance, support projects, evaluating quality, meeting deadlines. Must have access to a computer, excellent interpersonal skills.

2.            Ad Tech Engineer
Use various systems to achieve business goals. Configure third-party for automating manual work. Must have a CS bachelor’s degree. Requires 2+ yrs’ web & software development/3+ yrs’ programming experience. Remote position; create your own schedule.

3.            Advertising Manager
Seeking results oriented candidate for position managing all aspects of the campaign, creating & managing Facebook advertising campaigns, provide leadership, and evaluating new strategies. Full-time, work at home with flexible work schedule.

4.            Astronomy Content Author
Part-time, freelance author needed for a short-term, six month job with hour flexibility. Will develop content in question form, conduct research, perform reviews and edits. Computer proficiency, Astronomy or related MA/MS required. Remote.

5.            Audio Transcription
Work at home opportunity. Will choose from various transcription projects including interviews, lectures, and podcasts to convert audio into written documents. Must complete a grammar and transcription test. Freelance with flexible work schedule.

6.            Business Development – Global Sales Manager
Seeking remote full-time meeting and events hotel broker in sales and business development to develop client portfolios and provide hotel services. Fee plus commission. Must have excellent customer service skills. Having some college is required.

7.            Creative Director
Creative Director will work closely with clients to gather requirements, translate int design specifications, support client engagement preparations and communicate with client on design phases. Requires strong UI/UX design & SEO skills. Remote.

8.            Grassroots Outreach Writer
Remote candidate needed for contract position transcribing and writing cohesive and creative work, comprehending complex political issues, proofreading and editing existing pieces, and reading all training materials. Part-time with flexible schedule.

9.            HR – Expert Technical Interviewer
Work from home position. Seeking candidate with software engineer experience for Expert Interviewer position. Strong communication skills are needed. Extensive related experience in interviewing is required. Contract with flexible work schedule.

10.          Lead Generation Specialist
Works in a fast-paced environment gathering sales intelligence, conducting cold calls, re-qualifying leads from marketing events and social media, and setting appointments. Strong communication skills needed. Work from home with flexible schedule.

11.          Online Visiting Professor
Instruct courses in a master’s degree nursing program. Organize and prepare course materials. Set clear course expectations. Current license required. Nursing doctorate degree required. Work from home. This is a temporary and part-time role.

12.          Over the Phone Interpreter
Work-from-home candidate will provide interpretation services over the phone & collaborate with physicians, nurses, and other providers around the world. Must be fluent in English and one or more languages & have one year of interpreter experience.

13.          Pediatric Nurse
Provide pediatric in-home care (assessments, medication, therapies). Must be an RN or LPN with current licensing and 1+ yrs’ exp. Choose your own hours (flexible), schedule, locations, and clients. Full-time or part-time; benefits eligible.

14.          Tutors for Math, Reading, and Writing
Candidate needs a bachelor’s degree and one to two years’ teaching experience for this part-time job. Have the ability to set schedule, choose the number of hours to work, will tutor after school and on weekend hours.

15.          Writer
Writer with a strong understanding of the real estate industry and stellar communication skills is needed for a freelance, work from home opportunity. Primary responsibilities will include researching online trends and other relevant job functions.

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