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10 Tech Careers You Can Do Remotely in 2020

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Here’s the thing about tech: it’s not nearly as hard as it seems if you’re creative or a problem solver by nature. If you love to figure out and fix a dilemma or obstacle, then a coding career is likely your dream. Or, if you’re able to create digital work that’s unique and appealing, a creative tech career can be for you. And the best thing about both? Most tech careers can be done remotely from anywhere in the world.

Whether you want to build amazing websites for companies or clients, design gorgeous graphics that customers will never forget, or market the heck out of a product or service you love, you can do these jobs remotely with just a device and a decent internet connection. So you don’t have to move to San Francisco for an awesome career in tech. You can stay right where you are or travel the world!

Check out the descriptions below of for job details, average salaries, and actual remote positions open now (plus the Skillcrush courses that will teach you the skills you need) for these 10 amazing tech-focused careers—that you can do wherever is best for you!

 

1. FRONT-END DEVELOPER

2. WEB DEVELOPER

3. JAVASCRIPT DEVELOPER

4. WORDPRESS DEVELOPER

5. PYTHON DEVELOPER

6. RUBY DEVELOPER

7. WEB DESIGNER

8. UX DESIGNER

9. VISUAL DESIGNER

10. DIGITAL MARKETER

 


1. FRONT-END DEVELOPER

The job: Front-end developers write the code for the parts of a website that you can see, i.e. the text, buttons, animated icons, and other elements. Using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, front-end developers create the code that controls the way a website looks and functions.

The salary: $100,000 per year

The skills: Skillcrush Front-End Developer course

Remote positions open now:

 

2. WEB DEVELOPER

The job: Web developers write the code that powers the front end and back end (what you don’t see) of websites and web applications.. They are the “full stack” engineers that use front-end tools plus back-end programming languages like Ruby, Python, and PHP to do their work.

The salary: $71,000 per year

The skills: Skillcrush Web Developer course

Remote positions open now:

 

3. JAVASCRIPT DEVELOPER

The job: JavaScript developers write code that functions as the logic of a website’s front end. JavaScript developers often specialize in specific libraries or frameworks, like React.js, that make websites responsive in real time.

The salary: $111,000 per year

The skills: Skillcrush Front End Developer + React JavaScript course

Remote positions open now:

 

4. WORDPRESS DEVELOPER

The job: WordPress developers write website code using the most popular content management system in the world: WordPress, of course! Tens of thousands of businesses of all sizes use WordPress to power their websites, making WordPress development an especially great field for freelancers and full-timers alike.

The salary: $82,000 per year

The skills: Skillcrush WordPress Developer course

Remote positions open now:

 

5. PYTHON DEVELOPER

The job: Python developers are some of the most in-demand pros in the tech world nowadays. They build web applications and create data visualizations for fields like scientific research, big data, machine learning, and finance.

The salary: $110,000 per year

The skills: Skillcrush Python for Web Apps & Data course

Remote positions open now:

 

6. RUBY DEVELOPER

The job: Ruby developers code web apps for sites like Hulu, Basecamp, GitHub, and Airbnb. And they do it all with Ruby, a language that’s especially user-friendly and comes with a super supportive community.

The salary: $110,000 per year

The skills: Skillcrush Break Into Tech program

Remote positions open now:

7. WEB DESIGNER

The job: Web designers both design and code websites that look great and work seamlessly on any device. Using design principles, HTML and CSS, and responsive design, web designers make sure you can access the info you need online and enjoy doing it.

The salary: $71,000 per year

The skills: Skillcrush Web Design course

Remote positions open now:

 

8. UX DESIGNER

The job: User experience (UX) designers do the legwork and thinking needed to ensure users have the best possible experience using websites. They work to research, test, and improve the overall user experience on websites and other digital products. And UX ranks in the top 50 best careers in America!

The salary: $88,000 per year

The skills: Skillcrush User Experience (UX) Design course

Remote positions open now:

 

9. VISUAL DESIGNER

The job: Visual designers are responsible for the look and feel of your favorite websites and apps—and more! Their work includes wireframes, logos, infographics, icons, and all kinds of visual digital products.

The salary: $70,000 per year

The skills: Skillcrush Visual Designer course

Remote positions open now:

10. DIGITAL MARKETER

The job: Digital marketers help companies find and keep their customers. With Search Engine Optimization (SEO), social media, content marketing, and email marketing, digital marketers learn the needs of customers, create advertising and social media campaigns to draw them in, and find innovative ways to keep them happy and loyal.

The salary: $60,000 per year

The skills: Skillcrush Digital Marketing course

Remote positions open now:

 

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Kelli Smith

Kelli is our Operations Manager here at Skillcrush. Plus, she's an early alum of Skillcrush 101 who made her career change into tech in her mid-40's! Kelli started with us as our Customer Support Manager and has also taken advanced web development classes and been an organizer in the Helsinki Rails Girls chapter.

In addition to helping the Skillcrush team and our wonderful students, Kelli loves podcasts (especially ones about tech, of course!), Corgis, emojis, and, most of all, catalan-style line dancing – as a true Texan living in Finland would!