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has become more common in the last few years, and the field extends to many different
areas of expertise. According to a 2014 survey
by the Freelancers Union, 1 in 3 Americans,
or roughly 42 million people are performing freelance work. That's 34% of the
One of the reasons for the burgeoning
freelance market is due to freelancers being independent workers, so companies can
save on the overall cost of hiring a full-time employee.
Client firms that hire
freelancers are not responsible for employee benefits costs, such as insurance
and pension contributions. In addition, companies can get the same quality of
experts in a freelance role that they might find at a large corporation or
agency. Plus, the company knows the freelancer and the corporate or
“client-side” manager can develop a direct relationship with the consultant,
cutting out the bureaucracy of a middle man at a large agency.
addition, many people who lost their full-time jobs during the Great Recession have
gone out on their own, replacing their full-time incomes with freelance work in
their profession. Parents with school-aged children may turn to freelance due
to a more flexible schedule, and experienced retirees can work when they
prefer. Others may simply want a career change.
out this article on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website titled Freelancers
in the U.S. Workforce that discusses the new ways in which we think about the
tradition of ‘work.” Also, according to a recent study by Intuit, 40% of America’s workforce will be freelancers by
whether you’re in a traditional career or seeking to enter a new field, here
are five career areas that may interest freelancers:
From an accounting clerk to a property accountant to a
bookkeeper, the accounting profession could be great for freelance consultants.
and auditors help small businesses set up books, prepare taxes, and provide
overall accounting advice. Specifically, accountants can perform billing and
inventory management, AR/AP audits, reconcile bank journals and account
reconciliation as well as deliver financial reporting. A bachelor’s
degree is usually a requirement, and having a Master
of Science in Accounting could help elevate your business knowledge and
entrepreneurs strike out on their own, many realize the importance of an expert
who can design and maintain a website. A graphic artist may design
corporate logos, advertisements and collateral materials as well. Most graphic
artists have a bachelor’s degree in design or a related major, such as
business, and they carry a strong portfolio of work that showcases their
abilities. A bachelor’s degree in graphic design is ideal to enter this
is one of the most versatile careers in the freelance world. It has moved
beyond writing copy for brochures and technical manuals into more creative
services such as company blogs, social media (developing posts for social media
sites), and articles for magazines and newspapers (print and online). Although
it is not always required, a degree in journalism, English, or communications can be helpful.
jobs can vary, from market research and analysis to merchandising (product
design, packaging and sales) and managing multi-channel reseller campaigns.
Freelancers can create and support brand strategies and act as project managers
overseeing a product launch. There are numerous marketing roles at agencies and
companies today. A bachelor’s
degree in business, marketing, or a related field is typically required to
pursue this career path.
programmers write code to create software programs. The career involves great
skill and reliability to become a professional programmer. Most freelancers
hold a bachelor’s degree and specialize in a few
programming languages such as Java, C, and C++. The more languages a programmer
knows, the more marketable he or she will be. Furthermore, those in the
military who serve as computer programmers often find success in the civilian
workforce after their service. In fact, many universities are making their
programs more accessible to veterans.
just a few of the careers one could pursue as a freelancer. Do you want to make
a career of freelancing? If you are a Kaplan University student or alumni, you
can learn more with the help of Kaplan
University’s career center. Career
Services advisors can help you identify the freelance careers that best suit
your lifestyle and goals.
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* Certain accounting positions may require further certification and/or licensing by individual states.
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