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The Difference Between Remote, Freelance, Flexible Part Time and Shift Work

The Difference Between Remote, Freelance, Flexible Part Time and Shift Work

Why so many names to describe the type of job? Because they all define something different in the work environment and yet can overlap. Which one is best for you?

Remote Work

This defines work outside of a traditional office environment and work remotely, whether on site while traveling, your home, or another environment.

Remote jobs can include:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Software Engineers
  • Actuaries
  • Accountant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Customer Service Jobs
  • Teacher/Tutor
  • Data Entry
  • Medical Billing/Coding
  • Translation Jobs

Freelance Jobs

Generally, a person works for themself and takes on contract work for companies. They are considered self-employed.

Freelance jobs can include:

  • Web developer
  • Writer/Copywriting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Mobile App Development
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Specialist
  • Teaching/Tutoring
  • Branding/Public Relations
  • Administrative Support/Assistance
  • Web Research
  • Photography

Flexible Jobs

These are jobs that are not generally a 9-to-5. There is flexibility and freedom over where and when a person works and when a job gets done.

Flexible jobs can include:

  • Sales
  • Medical and Health Industry
  • Software Development/Mobile Application Developer
  • Web Development
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Business Development/Process Analyst
  • Project Management
  • Customer Service/Client Service Coordinator
  • Education and Training/Interpreter
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Statistician
  • Marketing
  • Occupational Therapy/Home Care Worker
  • Photographer

Part Time Work

Part time work is less than  40-hours a week and can range from 4 hours a day to 30-35 hours a week. As a part-time employee, you may get fewer or no benefits, depending on how many hours you work.

Part time jobs can include:

  • Customer service representatives
  • Bank teller
  • Drivers, personal or through a service
  • Nanny
  • Delivery driver
  • Tutor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Security Officer
  • Receptionist/Appointment Setter
  • Personal Shopper
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Real Estate Agent

Shift Work

Shift work is defined when different groups of people do the same job in rotation. hours that can be split into night shifts, early morning shifts and rotating shifts.

Shift work jobs can include:

  • Emergency Room Doctor
  • Nurse/Physician Assistant
  • Hospital/Urgent Care Intake Worker
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Police Officer
  • Firefighter
  • Paramedic/EMT
  • Security Guard
  • Hotel/Resort Front Desk Clerk
  • Customer Service Reps for 24/7 companies

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