As companies lobby for a return to office,  there's a strong push for continued remote work and mobility, anchored by good WiFi and flexible jobs. With over 35 million digital nomads globally, what was once a gap-year adventure has evolved into a permanent fixture in the global job market. So what are the hot digital nomad jobs for 2024? Beyond the usual roles like customer support, online sales, and freelance writing, Nurall highlights 10 top digital nomad jobs for 2024 that allow the blend of work with a nomadic lifestyle.

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Data Analyst

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Having the ability to turn data into actionable insights to improve innovation and efficiency is in high demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 23% growth of Data Analyst roles between 2022 and 2031 driven by industries like healthcare, tech, and finance. A role that involves deep data analysis, pattern recognition, and analysis to support decision-making. While mathematician skills are a bonus, this is an industry that is accessible through various online courses, some promising success in under a year. 

  • Average Salary:  $92,000 per year (Google)
  • Skills Required: Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or a related field, knowledge employing tools like SQL, Python, and Tableau, critical thinking, and presentation skills.  
  • Where To Find Data Analyst Jobs: Flex Jobs

Prompt Engineer

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The rise of Large Language Models (LLM) like ChatGPT has birthed the prompt engineer role. A job that involves optimizing AI-generated text prompts for accuracy and relevance, but also working across teams to improve the prompt generation and AI results. With over 180.5 million ChatGPT users and growing, this is a field to get into now. 

  • Average Salary: From $280,000 per year (Bloomberg)
  • Skills Required: Knowledge of software architecture, data structures/algorithms, and LLMs, excellent communication and puzzle-solving skills, knowledge of programming languages.
  • Where To Find Prompt Engineer Jobs: Indeed

Life Coach

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Everyone is looking to have that edge over others. Once exclusive to the elite, life coaching is now a rapidly growing industry, valued at $2.85 billion. Spanning career, parenting, leadership, nutrition, executive coaching to even intimacy coaching, there’s a thirst for improvement in every area of life at an average global cost of $244 per hour with additional revenue from training, workshops, mastermind courses, and speaking engagements. If you already have a passion for helping people clarify their objectives, develop action plans, and stay accountable for their progress, this might be a career path for you.  

  • Average Salary: $52,800 per year (International Coaching Federation)
  • Skill Required: Degree (not mandatory), certification/credential from a coaching organization, effective communication, listening skills, coaching techniques.  
  • Where To Find Life Coach Jobs: Better Up 

Content Creator

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The digital world needs content to thrive. Whether it’s an influencer fronting a brand collab, a vlogger shooting a stunning hotel suite, or a photographer creating viral branded ad campaigns, there’s a content creator behind it. A job that goes where you go, it’s a very popular job choice for digital nomads. The market is currently worth $250 billion estimated to grow to $480 billion by 2027, there’s still time to jump on this bandwagon. 

  • Average Salary: $44,192 per year (Hubspot)
  • Skills Required: Writing/storytelling skills, photo and video editing, social media expertise, social media management tools, and business and branding knowledge. 
  • Where To Find Content Creator Jobs: Upwork


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A niche role that’s sought after by insurance and finance companies, an actuary uses mathematics, statistics, and financial acumen to assess and manage risks. With the digitization of data and advancements in analytical tools, there are more remote work opportunities for actuaries now, and here’s a hidden bonus, it’s typically low-stress – because who can argue with numbers? ​​

  • Average Salary: $113,990 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Skills Required: Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, or finance, professional certifications, software and coding knowledge helps
  • Where To Find Actuary Jobs: Flexjobs 

Digital Marketing

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With the glut of online businesses and searches – Google processes over 3.5 billion searches per day – there’s no shortage of demand for digital marketing services to get brand visibility. The remit can span a spectrum of services from SEO specialist, and brand/marketing consulting to overseeing online marketing campaigns, so standing out as a specialist is never a bad idea.  

  • Average Salary: $63,489 per year (Indeed)
  • Skills Required: SEO and SEM knowledge, social media skills, email marketing, expertise in marketing and analytics platforms like Hubspot.
  • Where to Find Digital Marketing Jobs:

Software Developer

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Writing code and developing software is something you can do from anywhere in the world. This is one field where finding a full-time remote job complete with benefits is possible. According to Turing, companies like Coinbase, Slack, and VMWare routinely look for remote programmers, plus there is no shortage of specialized recruitment sites like Toptal that connect top talent with MNCs. 

  • Average Salary: $48,000-$166,00 per year (Zip Recruiter)
  • Skills Required: Programming languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Java), software frameworks, debugging knowledge.
  • Where to Find Software Developer Jobs: Indeed

Transcriber & Translator 

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Despite AI advancements, there’s still demand for transcribing jobs especially if it involves a foreign language. If you can pair transcribing skills with translation and niche knowledge of certain industries like the legal and medical professions, you’ll likely increase your gig success and per-hour rate. 

  • Average Salary: $48,770 per year (Indeed)
  • Skills Required: Typing speed of at least 50 words per minute (WPM), good command of English, and knowledge of niche professions is an advantage
  • Where to Find Transcriber and Translator Jobs: Upwork 

Social Media Manager

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While big brands have in-house social media teams, smaller businesses are usually on the lookout for freelance social media managers to kickstart and grow their online presence through a robust social media strategy, liaising with content creators, and analyzing what sticks to enhance their brand, and ultimately their sales figures. 

  • Average Salary: $58,235 per year (Indeed)
  • Skills Required: Expertise in digital marketing channels (social media, SEO, SEM, email marketing), marketing and analytics platforms, social media, and marketing automation tools.
  • Where to Find Social Media Manager Jobs: Simply Hired

Project Manager

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Thanks to the pandemic, we now know that most jobs can be done remotely, especially roles like project manager. With robust remote project management tools (Zoom, Asana, Trello), there’s now less of a need to be “in the room” with all stakeholders. So if you’re someone who is highly organized, self-motivated, adaptable, and possesses problem-solving skills, you’ll be well placed to succeed as a project manager. 

  • Average Salary: $102,682 per year (Zip Recruiter)
  • Skills Required: Bachelor's degree in a related field, work experience, excellent problem-solving and organization skills, project management certification, scrum credentials (optional).
  • Where To Find Project Manager Jobs: Zip Recruiter
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