FlexJobs recently posted their 2017 list of fields that do hiring with flexible work schedules. All professionals may find a variety of reasons for needing a flexible schedules: maintaining work life balance, control over schedule, and greater freedom in managing their career. Professionals living with disabilities may find flexible work schedules necessary to maintain their career. While not always necessary, some professionals are willing to sacrifice vacation and other benefits for a flexible work schedule.

FlexJobs, in their article, defines a "flexible job" as a professional position that offers (in order of desired feature):

  • telecommuting (working from home)
  • flexible work schedule
  • part-time
  • freelance

These features can be found at any company, but the following careers may provide you the most opportunity for a flexible schedule while working with a disability.

Ten Careers with Flexible Work Schedules

FlexJobs recommended the following ten careers for professionals who would like part-time, telecommuting and freelance work to maintain their work life balance. Consider a career in the following fields:

  1. Medical & Health such as remote medical coders
  2. Education & Training such as online instructors
  3. Computers & IT such as system administrators
  4. Administrative such as virtual assistants
  5. Sales including sales representative
  6. Customer Service
  7. Accounting & Finance
  8. Project Management
  9. Account Management
  10. Bilingual such as translation

If you are wondering about any of these ten careers, you can find some free career assessment resources or call us for a free consultation.

For more information:


Five reasons to start a business while living with a disability - · October 30, 2017 at 3:10 pm

[…] a focused business that allows you to maintain the right schedule can offer you an alternative to full-time employment for another firm. However, to create a […]

Don't Kill the Driving Test Guy! - Counseling in the Heights Call 832.777.7464 · February 19, 2018 at 5:15 pm

[…] Freelance – The “gig” economy offers flexible opportunities for short-term and project-based experience. […]

Five ways to help in finding a job after · March 19, 2018 at 1:36 pm

[…] after college. If your student returns to your home after college, have them get creative. Offer to brainstorm ways they can continue to acquire experience. Set the expectation that they […]

I Graduated! Now what? - Counseling in Houston Heights Call 832.777.7464 · May 11, 2018 at 11:03 am

[…] You may find that some types of jobs like freelancing or government have a schedule you prefer. Freelancing allows you to control your schedule but you need to hustle to have a steady income. A job with […]

Leave a Reply