If you’re looking for a more flexible work schedule than a 9-5 job, or want to build in more travel time in your year, why not try a freelance job? Not only can you pick the projects you do, the hours and location, and who you work with—you also have the flexibility of picking up and ending work contracts when it suits your schedule.
The great news about freelancing? FlexJobs, a career search engine that focuses in freelance and telecommuting, released a list of 15 companies that are hiring the most freelance jobs this year. For the list, analysts at FlexJobs looked at the site’s database of 47,000 companies to see which businesses have the most freelance job postings since the beginning of 2017. Posts by staffing agencies were excluded from the list.
55 million Americans—35 percent of the total U.S. workforce—take part in freelance work, according to a study by Upwork, a freelancing website, and the Freelancers Union. The most common freelance opportunities in Flexjobs’s database were in computer and IT, project management, accounting and finance, administration, and software development. However, there were other less traditionally freelance job offerings, too. Postings from the top companies included interpreter services, teachers, creative directors, and even veterinarians.
Take a look at the list of 15 companies below:
- CyraCom: Language Services
- Haynes & Company: Research
- LanguageLine Solutions: Language Services
- K12: Education
- Razorfish: Marketing
- EXL: Business
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Connections Education
- VIP PetCare
- Sony Corporation of America