According to a recent survey by career website FlexJobs, an overwhelming majority of parents (96%) say having a traditional full-time job conflicts with important parts of taking care of their families, and two-thirds report frequent conflict. At the same time, a whopping 97% of respondents feel that having work flexibility (such as working from home or having a flexible schedule) would help them be a better parent.
Generally, creative and knowledge-based fields like education, design, writing and information technology provide the most flexibility, says Sutton Fell, whereas fields that require a consistent physical presence or billable hours offer the least. However, there are now a growing number of historically time-intensive jobs in sectors like business and health care that are also becoming available in part-time, work-from-home and flexible scheduling options.
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