We’ve all been hearing how the pandemic has changed the workplace for good. A lot of this is hype, but it will certainly affect countless jobs in the economy. In many instances, employees will be able to embrace the digital nomad lifestyle of working from anywhere. Many others will have the opportunity of a “hybrid” work environment where some mandatory office days are mixed in with working from home. Some will also be stuck going back to the workplace full time.
That said, things have changed for many and companies are adapting. Many companies are finally realizing they can attract superior talent if they aren’t bound by geography, and this trend is starting to show up in salaries.
Remote positions paying $80,000 or more rose to about 15% of all job listings in the U.S. and Canada, per recent data, compared to 4% in early 2020. Among the industries with the biggest bump in lucrative remote work include finance and insurance, legal and accounting, and retail and consumer goods.
This shouldn’t be surprising. So many professional jobs like legal and accounting jobs can easily be done at home, eliminating useless commutes that hurt productivity.
The key for companies is making sure you’re tracking productivity from remote workers.
The key for you is to adapt your thinking, and open your mind to more opportunities. You may find yourself spending many of your workdays in a warm location, enjoying the sunshine and a cool breeze.