FlexJobs 2022 Freelancing Report

As a result of changing employer-employee relationships, many professionals are choosing to freelance as a way to take control of their careers, finances, and future. In fact, recent reports have indicated that nearly 40% of the U.S. workforce—or 60 million Americans—performed freelance work in the past year alone.

If you’re one of the millions considering making the leap to a freelance career, FlexJos has the latest trends and data on the freelance market.

The lists below are ordered from highest to lowest and are based on job postings for remote freelance opportunities in the FlexJobs database from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022.

 Freelance Careers on the Rise

These categories each grew by at least 28%, with communications (71%) and bookkeeping (66%) experiencing a significantly high growth rate.



Graphic Design

Accounting & Finance


Freelance Careers Trending Down

These categories declined in freelance jobs, with the most significant being education & training (26%), customer service (21%), and medical & health (20%).

Education & Training

Customer Service

Medical & Health

HR & Recruiting

Project Management

Top 10 Remote Freelance Job Titles

Ranked from highest to lowest, these are the most popular remote freelance job titles that companies hired for in 2022.

1. Executive Assistant

2. Recruiter

3. Customer Service Representative

4. Bookkeeper

5. Graphic Designer

6. Copywriter

7. Social Media Manager

8. Project Manager

9. Payroll Specialist

10. Paralegal

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