Magellan Health has been named to FlexJobs’ annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2020

Magellan Health is proud to announce that it has been named to FlexJobs’ annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2020. This list is based on an analysis of over 54,000 companies and their remote job posting histories in the FlexJobs database between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Magellan Health is one of 100 companies that had the highest number of remote job openings on the FlexJobs site in 2019. A “remote job” is defined as a professional-level job that allows the worker to work from home either entirely or part of the time. Remote jobs are also known as telecommuting jobs, virtual jobs, and work-from-home jobs. Overall, number of people telecommuting in the U.S. has increased 159% since 2005.

Remote work brings very real benefits to both employers and workers.  While the average person can save about $4,000 a year by working from home, employers experience a wide range of benefits from remote work as well.  Cost savings, access to a greater talent pool, stronger retention rates, and higher productivity are a few of the compelling reasons companies are strategically integrating remote workers into their workforce.

 Based on this list, the top six career fields hiring for remote jobs are:

  1. Medical & Health
  2. Computer & IT
  3. Customer Service
  4. Education & Training
  5. Sales
  6. Accounting & Finance

“The most notable change we’ve seen over the past year is not so much the growth in the sheer volume of remote job listings, but the growth in the variety of remote job titles these companies are seeking to hire,” said Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “Companies are expanding the range of professional positions they’re allowing to work from home. It’s important to keep in mind that this list represents the jobs that are only formally reported and advertised as remote. I believe the true scope of remote work is much larger, with informal and ad hoc work-from-home arrangements increasingly common. Of course, all of this is ultimately fantastic news for remote job seekers across all career fields and levels,” Sutton concluded.

Some of the fastest-growing remote career categories are Art & Creative, Bookkeeping, Internet & Ecommerce, K-12, Graphic Design, Translation, and Math & Economics.