It may seem that telecommuting jobs are perfect for mid-level employees. You know, the ones whose presence in an office isn’t imperative to the operations of the company. Executives have corner offices after all, right? Wrong. Today’s telecommuting workforce extends to all levels of employees, executives included. Don’t believe us?
Here are just 10 surprising executive-level jobs—all of which can be done from home.
  • Medical Claim Review Medical Director
  • Executive Director
  • Interim CTO
  • General Manager
  • Director of Healthcare Economics
  • Electronic Health Records Revenue Cycle Director
  • Senior National Client Executive
  • Vice President of Health Economics
  • Executive Career Coach
  • Executive Managing Director/Operations
For executive-level career professionals, the option to have a flexible job, where you can also work from home, seems far-fetched. After all, how do you run a business or a team remotely? But as partially or totally virtual companies have proven, it can be done, and done well.
The key to being a remote executive and managing a distributed team is communication. Your focus as a manager needs to shift from face-time to results. What are your employees working on and how well are they doing? How can you measure their progress and results? Should you set up regular meetings to make sure everyone on the same page? Executives need to structure their workforces in a way that relies less on face-to-face interaction, and more on verbal, written, and video communication.
A few C-level dads made the news this fall when they quit their high-level, high-pressure jobs to spend more time with their families. But the good news for them, and all executives, is that flexible, at-home jobs exist at even the highest levels, so they might not have to choose between work and family after all.
Jennifer Parris writes about career topics for Working Mother Media and FlexJobs have partnered to help readers find flexible work solutions—such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time, and flexible schedule jobs—for themselves.