Back To Work: 5 Jobs Senior Citizens May Want To Consider After Retirement


A recent survey suggests that roughly 60 percent of age 60-plus retirees look for a new form of employment once they leave their current company. This is proof that older Americans and senior citizens do not simply look to quit the workforce altogether once they reach retirement age. In fact, many seniors likely want to find something new and less-demanding that they can fully enjoy rather than staying in a dead-end job that they hate. Many seniors want to find a way to engage with others while also trying to support the lifestyle that they want to lead. The primary question that arises is, "What types of jobs are best?"

Recommended Jobs for Senior Citizens

Whether you are leaving your current job and looking for a new one immediately or you've been out of work for a while and have decided that you want to get back into the swing of things in the workforce, there are numerous job opportunities that are suitable for senior citizens.  Here are a few ideas:

  1. Retail Jobs – As long as you can stand on your feet for a few hours at a time, you will likely be able to secure a position in retail. Even if you can't stand on your feet, there are options for store greeters and the like that allow you to sit down. You will get to engage with others, and you may even get a generous store discount.
  2. Teacher's Aide or Tutor – If you love helping children, regardless of their age, you may find that becoming an aide or a tutor is particularly rewarding. As an aide, you will usually work with younger children and supervise recess. You may even help the teacher grade papers. As a tutor, you can basically work with a child of any age and one-on-one. Depending on where you live, you may need special training, so you'll want to check into this ahead of time.
  3. Home Health Aide – One of the most fulfilling ways you may be able to continue working after you retiree is to help individuals with at-home care by becoming a home health aide. Some individuals may require assistance taking baths or showers, while others simply need you to cook a good meal for them and do some grocery shopping. You can get in touch with local home care agencies to see if they have a position you could fill. 
  4. Bookkeeping Positions – If you've always been good with numbers and money, you may be able to find a position within a small local business. It isn't uncommon for these small businesses to be unable to afford to pay a person for this type of task full-time. Luckily, you probably don't need full-time employment and have a day or two each week or month that you can space to help them out for a nominal fee.
  5. Crossing Guard – If you are alert enough and feel like you could handle being outside, you may find enjoyment in a part-job as a crossing guard. The most natural place to look for this type of gig is at a local elementary or secondary school, which would only require a bit of your time first thing in the morning and a little bit in the afternoon.

Seniors who are serious about searching for a new form of employment should check out the United States Department of State website. This site consists of some helpful resources, including job fairs, job boards, resume-building tips, and more.


30 June 2015

home care aids for more than just the elderly

In the past, when I thought about home health care, I pictured an elderly man or woman stuck in bed just waiting to take his or her final breath. What I have recently learned is that there are people of all ages that can benefit from home health care specialists. When my niece was diagnosed with a rare liver disorder, our family rallied and did everything possible to make the new way of life as easy for my sister as possible. We spent hours over at her house helping with the baby, but then, my sister said she didn't need us as much --She had hired a home care aid. I hope this helps you in the future.