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How Remote Work Can Change Your Career

Remote work is becoming increasingly popular, and more and more companies recognize the benefits of offering their staff the option to work from their home or other locations outside their offices. New technologies make this easier than ever before. So, what does this mean for your career chances?

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Your growing career chances with remote work


An important factor when doing your job search is usually the location – your location of residence and the location of the potential employer/client. This can be a real problem, especially for professionals living in rural areas, where the job market is usually thinner. Remote working opportunities enhance the search radius significantly, especially for IT professionals and those who utilize computers and the internet to perform their work.

Here are just a few examples of jobs that can be performed remotely:

  • Network Administrator/Systems Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Copywriter
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Web Designer
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Copy Editor
  • Workforce Scheduling Analyst
  • Graphic Designer

The remote work job market also offers up new perspectives for people who need to be present at home during usual working hours, for example:

  • Stay-at-home mom/dads
  • Care-takers of family members


Remote learning for job qualification and certifications


If you want to further increase your chances in the job market (remote or otherwise), consider the many remote learning, training and certification options that modern technology has made possible.

If you are interested in this subject, check out our blog post: “How Remote Learning Can Change Your Life


TechSherpas is your competent partner for IT certification training and learning courses. True to the subject, we offer not only the classic classroom experience (In-Classroom Learning, ICL), but also several options for remote learning:


Our courses are designed primarily for IT professionals (or aspiring IT professionals). These courses are excellent ways to qualify you for many remote work positions in the IT area. Have a look at some of the job descriptions and requirements in your respective field, and then check out our courses offered. If you need further information or have any questions, simply contact us, either per email or telephone. We look forward to hearing from you!


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Work From Home Jobs for IT Professionals

Qualified work from home jobs (or telecommuting/remote jobs) are not that unusual anymore. Instead, the demand for the option to work remotely has become a trend. Modern technology, especially computer, cloud computing and the internet with high-speed connectivity, make that possible. Since information technology provides the means for remote working, the question of whether it is also an option for IT professionals is obvious.


Which IT-related tasks can be performed from home/remotely?

Technically, most of the everyday IT-utilizing tasks can be performed remotely – provided that necessary hardware is in place and the adequate infrastructure and procedures for authentication and encryption are in place. The latter is especially important to ensure computer, information, and cybersecurity: Remote working opportunities must be secure to not endanger the employer’s business by making it more accessible to hacking and other cyber-attacks.

There are a few exemptions: When physical access to hardware other than the individual’s own is necessary (e.g. server rooms), the respective IT staff of course needs to be on-site or at least be able to directly communicate with somebody on-site.


Availability of remote/work from home jobs in information technology

If you are looking for work from home/remote jobs as an IT professional, look out for job titles like these – as can currently be found on internet job portals:

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  • Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Network Analyst
  • Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer
  • Cloud Operations Administrator
  • IT Support
  • SAP Basis Administrator
  • Linus Administrator
  • Cisco Voice Engineer
  • Azure PAAS Architect
  • .NET Developer
  • Network Operations Coordinator
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Technical Project Manager
  • AWS Architect
  • Database Engineer

Look for job titles like these in combination with typical keywords like:

  • Telecommuting
  • Work from home
  • Remote
  • Virtual


Could working from home/remotely be an option for you?

There are various reasons why some people prefer to work from home or – generally – on a remote basis. Maybe you

  • have a particularly long commute
  • are a parent who is just re-starting work after parental leave or other leave of absence
  • need to take care of a child/children at home or are a caregiver otherwise
  • want to travel extensively or even prefer a nomadic lifestyle

Whatever the reasons, the question if remote working is an option for you in your current job is something your employer needs to decide.

Have you been looking through the above listed job titles and are intrigued, but you find that you are still lacking a particular qualification/certification? TechSherpas offers a wide range of certification training courses, live on-site, virtual, or on-demand, to help you reach your career goals.