Staying off your feet, putting computer skills to work, and taking care of elders are among the most popular jobs in retirement. In a survey of more than 35,000 age 50+ job seekers, RetirementJobs.com reveals that people are looking for practical, part-time jobs.
Methodology: Individuals visiting RetirementJobs.com were provided with a list of frequently posted positions for age 50+ job seekers. They were then asked to respond as to whether they were interested in such a position. The list below is sorted based on their selection of jobs they are interested in doing, regardless of their background or experience.
Jobs Preferred by Age 50+ Job Seekers
- Customer Service Representative (e.g., WAHVE)
- Cashier – or other retail position
- Driver (i.e., Uber, First Student)
- Quality Service Inspector (i.e., Mystery Shopper)
- Bank Branch Manager, Assistant Branch Manager, Banker or Teller
- Inside Sales Representative
- Caregiver (e.g., Mature Caregivers)
- Field Sales Representative
- Security Personnel (e.g., AlliedBarton, Securitas)
- Marketing Manager
- Administrative Assistant / Clerical (e.g., Department of Veterans Affairs)
- Financial Executive
- Tax Preparer (e.g., H&R Block)
- Mortgage Professional
- Teacher / Tutor
Phased Retirement: Some employers now offer programs allowing retirees to phase out of work, reducing responsibilities and hours while remaining on the payroll. This can be a very attractive—and practical—answer for people seeking to maintain an income stream while doing something they enjoy. “If you have a good relationship with your employer and you’ve paid your dues, working out a plan where you scale back gradually over a period of time can be one of the most attractive paths, particularly from a financial point of view,” says Tim Driver, founder of RetirementJobs.com.
Consulting: Want to work for yourself and not worry about the next layoff? Try going independent. This could include working with your current company or others on a project basis. As a mature worker, you may have developed an extensive network of contacts that you can tap into.
Volunteering: Many want to combine working with volunteering, providing them with the practical (a regular paycheck) and the purposeful. Last year, age 65+ Americans spent twice as many hours volunteering as any other age group. RetirementJobs.com now lets you search for volunteer opportunities based on your ZIP code.
From - RetirementJobs.com - by Staff