An article in The Fiscal Times by Steve Yoder, cites a 2008 AARP survey of older workers found that 88 percent want a friendly work environment in their next position, and 74 percent a flexible schedule. A total of 38 percent say they’re looking for part-time work, while 34 percent would like to work from home.
The article continues stating that “Most people who continue working after retirement age don’t stay on in their current jobs, according to Boston College’s Sloan Center on Aging & Work. Instead, they leave for “bridge” jobs – the jobs that span the period between quitting a career job and leaving the labor force for good.”
What are the best positions for Baby Boomers? Kerry Hannon, AARP’s jobs expert’s book Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ groups the best positions for seniors into these ten categories.
1. Tax preparer
2. Project-based consultant
3. Casino worker
4. Market and survey researcher
5. Nonprofit fundraiser
6. Travel nurse
7. Retirement coach
8. Santa Claus
10. Dietician and nutritionist
Plenty of online resources exist to help seniors find jobs like these. In addition to Retired Brains, the resources include Retirement Jobs, Senior Job Bank, PrimeCB, Retiree Workforce, and Seniors4Hire.
The pay scales in the article are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, though Hannon notes that pay can vary widely based on location, experience, and employer. Click Here to read the Full Story.