Data: These Fields Saw The Biggest Increase In Remote Work Opportunities

If you’re looking for a remote work opportunity that pays at least $100,000, you’ve never had a better chance. Ladders, Inc., the career site for high-paying jobs, researched data from the top 50,000 North American employers to find which professional fields saw the most growth in remote work. The availability of remote work across all fields exploded more than 1,000%. In March of 2020 there were just over 7,000 high paying remote jobs available. Today, there are more than 80,000.

The data reveal the types of jobs that saw remote work opportunities increase during the pandemic. In March 2020, just 1.71% of high-paying marketing, media & design jobs were available remotely. Today, more than 18% of the high paying careers in those fields are available remotely. That’s a 974% increase. Project and program management also saw a massive leap from 1.65% of high paying careers available remotely to 14.84%, an 801% increase. The chart below details additional career fields that saw significant remote work opportunity increases.

Month Marketing, Media & Design Project & Program Management Accounting & Finance Human Resources & Legal Technology Engineering & Construction Operations & General Management Science & Education Sales & Business Development Healthcare
March
2020
1.71% 1.65% 1.21% 1.67% 2.81% 0.92% 1.69% 2.52% 8.18% 1.16%
July
2021
18.33% 14.84% 10.30% 10.82% 17.43% 4.67% 6.75% 9.46% 25.47% 3.45%
Growth 974% 801% 750% 546% 521% 410% 299% 276% 211% 197%

Wharton announces Class of 2023 Forté Fellows

This year, four first-year Wharton EMBA students were selected for Forté Foundation Fellowships. The Fellowships are prestigious, competitive awards recognizing women students who exhibit exemplary leadership, represent diverse backgrounds, and have a demonstrated track record and commitment to advancing women in business.

To date, the Foundation has awarded $277 million to more than 11,000 fellows in schools across the country. In addition to financial benefits, Forté scholarship recipients join a network of fellows, and are given access to professional and personal development programs as well as mentoring opportunities. This year’s Forté Fellows in Wharton’s EMBA Program: Camille Castro, WG’23, Fitz Reid, WG’23, Angela Romero, WG’23, and Mini Thangaswamy, WG’23.

Former Iowa State football player, Owen MBA arrested for assault

A former Iowa State University football player has been arrested for assaulting University of Iowa basketball star Jordan Bohannon earlier this summer.

Nicholas Kron, of Nashville, Tennessee, a Class of 2020 Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management MBA, faces an assault causing bodily injury charge for allegedly attacking Bohannon outside a downtown Iowa City bar in May. A video that circulated online appeared to show Bohannon getting hit outside DC’s Sports Bar located in the Pedestrian Mall on Dubuque Street. He suffered a serious head injury.

Kron turned himself in and was booked into the Johnson County Jail on Saturday and was released 20 minutes later. The arrest was made a few days after Bohannon filed a lawsuit against Kron, alleging the former Cyclone defensive end “brutally, unlawfully and intentionally” assaulted him. Online court records did not list an attorney for Kron.

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