The demand for tech skills is putting geeks in the driver’s seat without even having to get in their cars.

Telecommuting may be one of the biggest perks for tech-savvy workers as Google, Amazon and Microsoft battle for both the best minds and office space. Indeed, for some workers this is their time to hit paydirt: a $100,000 annual salary, along with numerous benefits.

FlexJobs, an online employment agency, points to 15 categories of in-demand jobs that may allow a worker to escape the subway.

“It is a common misconception that work-from-home jobs are scams, or only exist in specific industries like customer service or data entry, and are lower-paying, but that couldn’t be further from the truth,” says Sara Sutton, CEO of FlexJobs.

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