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71 jobs that are perfectly suited to working from home

Where can you find great work from home jobs?

Last updated: 11 May 2023

Working from home has gone from the unusual to very much a part of the modern professional landscape. The COVID-19 pandemic had a big part to play in this, massively expediting an already rising trend in New Zealand businesses.

Unsurprisingly, both in Aotearoa and around the world, employees jumped at the chance to have more flexibility, and employers have cottoned on. In fact, there’s been a 269% increase in the number of job listings on Trade Me Jobs with ‘work from home’ included in the job description between Q1 of 2019 and Q1 of 2023.

However, not every profession is well suited to working from home. Surgeons, for example, are famously picky about wanting to do their jobs in purpose-built theatres, and pilots find it much harder to fly planes while sitting in their PJs at the breakfast table.

So, if working from home is a priority for you, what jobs should you be looking at?

How to find work from home jobs

Before delving into specific roles, we wanted to tell you how to directly search for work from home jobs on Trade Me Jobs. We’ve now got a ‘Browse work from home jobs’ on our homepage, that will filter just for these types of roles, while still allowing you to refine your search by industry category, locations, contract type and pay range as usual.

Once you’ve entered your search, you can also click ‘Save this search’, which will mean you get new work from home jobs that match your criteria delivered straight to your inbox once they’re listed by employers.

Best work from home jobs

1. IT roles

At the time of writing the IT sector is the category with the most work from home listings live on Trade Me Jobs. Work from home IT jobs currently listed on site include:

  • DevOps Engineer
  • Technical Integration Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Coordinator roles
  • Full stack web developer
  • Product owner
  • Systems engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Project management

If IT is your sector, and work from home is a must-have in your next job hunt, there couldn’t be a better time to be hunting for these roles in Aotearoa New Zealand. In our most recent survey, IT jobs occupy three of the top five highest paying roles in New Zealand, with roles such as project management and business analyst earning average salaries of $142,983 and $123,116 respectively.

Work from the comfort of your home.

Government and council

We also have a wide variety of work-from-home roles within the Government and council category currently listed on site. These include a really wide variety of roles, ranging from:

  • Schedulers
  • Team leaders
  • Project managers
  • Transport engineers
  • Compliance officers
  • Procurement managers
  • Advisers
  • Planners

3. Customer service

Given that a significant proportion of the daily responsibilities of customer service professionals involve communicating with clients via phone or online, it’s no surprise that these roles are particularly well suited to working from home.

Among the jobs currently listed on Trade Me Jobs are:

  • Contact centre advisors
  • Customer specialists
  • Customer service representatives
  • Customer coordinators
  • Insurance consultants
  • Customer support officers
  • Client success specialists

4. Property

When you think about working in property, you probably envisage real estate agents showing potential buyers around homes. However, there are a whole bunch of roles within this sector that can be done very effectively from home. These include:

  • Real estate sales officers
  • Property managers
  • General managers

5. Office and administration

A lot of office and administration tasks involve liaising with stakeholders, and supporting a wide variety of business areas, so this is another sector perfectly suited to working from home. Current roles on site include:

  • Executive assistants
  • Administrators
  • Data entry
  • Office managers
  • Project coordinators
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6. Accounting

  • Payroll assistants
  • Accounts Assistants
  • Financial analysts
  • Credit controllers
  • Audit managers
  • Senior accountants

7. Education

  • Recruiters
  • Tutors
  • Educators
  • Early childhood teachers

8. Engineering

  • Civil engineers
  • Structural engineers
  • Service coordinators
  • Electrical engineers
  • Stormwater engineers

9. Healthcare

  • Occupational therapists
  • Community support coordinates
  • Community nurse specialists
  • Outreach workers
  • Payroll advisors
  • Registered nurses

10. Sales

  • Business development managers
  • Client success specialists
  • Sales/telemarketing
  • Account managers
  • Insurance consultants
  • Sales representatives

11. Transportty and logistics

  • Managers
  • Programme management
  • Transport modellers
  • Transport planners
  • Transport engineers
  • Delivery coordinators
  • Stock and distribution coordinators

12. Banking finance and insurance

  • Financial advisors
  • Case managers
  • Insurance consultants
  • Operations coordinators
  • Loss adjusters

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Al Hall
Al Hall

Al Hall is a regular contributor at Trade Me Jobs and Trade Me Property. He’s dedicated to helping people succeed in their aspirations to find their dream job and place to live.