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13 remote jobs you can land without a bachelor's degree

Job seekers don't necessarily have to be a college graduate to qualify for a fully-remote job, according to a FlexJobs report.

Remote work has exploded in recent years, as a widespread workforce allows companies to find skilled talent across geographic areas. While having a college degree is a big help in landing a fully-remote position, job seekers don't necessarily have to be a graduate to fill many positions, according to a recent report from FlexJobs.

This is particularly the case for tech jobs, past research has found: Some 75% of tech recruiters and hiring managers said they've hired a great candidate from a non-traditional background, according to a recent report from HackerRank. Since more than 70% of developers are at least partially self-taught, vetting candidates only by having a computer science degree means you are missing out on millions of skilled workers, the report noted.

Qualifications such as experienced, specialized skills, non-degree certifications, and problem-solving skills can matter more to hiring managers than degrees for some positions, FlexJobs found. Strong communication and foreign language skills can also be a major advantage to job seekers.

SEE: Telecommuting policy (Tech Pro Research)

Employers in professions including IT, design, sales, marketing, and healthcare often have openings for jobs that do not require a college degree to qualify, the report noted.

Here are 13 fully-remote jobs that do not require a bachelor's degree, as found on Remote.co, according to the report:

1. Associate campaign director

Average salary: $53,181

An instinct for spotting "breakout campaigns" and two to five years in advocacy, communications, or a related campaign field are top requirements.

2. Business transcriptionist

Average salary: $34,507

Candidates with a proven track record of professional transcription skills who can meet a 99% accuracy rate will qualify for this remote position.

3. Content project manager

Average salary: $56,232

The successful candidate for this remote position will have at least five years of experience as a project manager and top-notch communication skills.

4. Customer account specialist

Average salary: $43,085

The customer account specialist will help customers via inbound calls or chat, identify client needs, achieve upselling goals, and diagnose and resolve technical hardware and software issues.

5. Full stack web developer

Average salary: $58,201

Solid programming skills and at least three years of experience are top priorities for this work-from-home job.

SEE: Remote access policy (Tech Pro Research)

6. HTML/CSS specialist

Average salary: $49,864

The "must-haves" for this full-time remote job include experience in UX technologies, great communication skills, and past remote work experience.

7. Inside sales/Account executive

Average salary: $50,978

The employer emphasizes three to five years in a related field, a persuasive personality, and a desire to succeed in sales for this remote opportunity.

8. Marketing communications designer

Average salary: $50,444

A minimum of four years working in internal marketing organizations or ad agencies is a top requirement to qualify for this fast-paced remote job.

9. Onboarding concierge

Average salary: $37,436

Using 1+ years of experience in a front line customer service role, the onboarding concierge will provide support and direction during the onboarding process for new hires.

10. Podcaster

Average salary: $43,702

As a podcaster, you'll need up-to-date, reliable audio and video recording equipment and experience in any number of fields like technology, entrepreneurship, and online marketing.

11. Sales development representative

Average salary: $42,986

The sales development rep will qualify and distribute monthly inbound sales leads, track an inbound web forms queue, and re-engage lapsed leads. Position requires an entry-level understanding of financial markets.

12. Senior website developer

Average salary: $86,555

To qualify for this remote position, you'll need a portfolio demonstrating your prior work and experience with a variety of programming technologies.

13. Walk manager

Average salary: $53,993

At minimum, you'll need five to seven years of nonprofit work experience, proven ability to meet revenue targets, and demonstrated communications skills to perform this remote branding/marketing job.

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About Alison DeNisco Rayome

Alison DeNisco Rayome is a Senior Editor for TechRepublic. She covers CXO, cybersecurity, and the convergence of tech and the workplace.

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