When you ask people what they look for in a job, they often say they want flexibility and a good work-life balance. Those jobs may seem few and far between, or limited to only a few industries, but that isn't true. FlexJobs just released a list of the 50 most surprising flexible jobs in 2015. Turns out that flexible jobs aren't limited to the few connected souls, but come in a variety of settings.

1. Nonprofit and Philanthropy

  • Organic Handler Certification Specialist
  • National Director of Social Events
  • Carbon Trading and Coal Cap Policy Analyst
  • Family Partner
  • National Wolf Campaign Director

2. Science and Pharma

  • Senior Marine Scientist
  • Anatomic Pathologist
  • Cardiac Genetic Counselor
  • Nanomaterial Research Scientist
  • Clinical Team Leader

3. Sports and Leisure

  • Virtual PE/Health Teacher
  • English Game Operator
  • Football Head Scout
  • Race Official
  • Coordinator of Baseball Operations

4. Medical and Health

  • Child Welfare Practice Leader Vice President
  • Registered Pharmacist
  • Biomedical Photographer
  • Vice President of Clinical Coding
  • Indigenous Birthing and Ambulatory Health Worker

5. Education

  • Cerner Lab Workflow Analyst
  • Career Pastry Chef Instructor
  • French Studio Coach
  • Traffic Safety Modeler
  • Teacher Education Evaluator

6. Law and Government

  • Senior Air-to-Ground Operations Executive
  • Democracy Program Attorney
  • Arabic News Monitor
  • Senior Trial Counsel
  • Innovation Fellow

7. Business

  • Director of Talent Acquisition
  • Data Forensics Solution Architect Vice President
  • Head of Trading
  • Office Furniture Product Reviewer
  • Threat Researcher

8. Food

  • Chocolatier
  • Test Kitchen Chef
  • Food Stylist
  • Gender Consultant
  • Indoctrination Specialist

9. Writing, Editing, and Communication

  • Editor, Mathematics
  • Comic Book Layout Artist
  • SEC Football Writers
  • Asia Correspondent
  • Museum Communications Project Manager

10. Entertainment and Media

  • Panel Membership Recruiter
  • Irish Ensemble
  • Boat Captain
  • Puppeteer
  • Cruise Captain

These jobs are surprising precisely because you wouldn't think that a director of marketing position would ever have any flexibility in it. As for chocolatier, I don't really need that job to be flexible--I'll take anything involving chocolate.

When you're searching for a flexible job, don't give up hope because most of your industry is driven to spend 60 hours a week in the office or on the road. It's possible that what you want is out there.