Chances are that by the time a person reaches 60, they might relish a second career, something different that could bring in reasonable money while still being engaging.
Although getting a job after 60 is difficult, there are still some opportunities, according to US News.
– Teaching: Popular among women age 62 or over, teaching has attracted more than 10 percent of women who launch a second career. About 3 percent of older men have also entered the field, according to the Urban Institute. At this point, there are plenty of those jobs to go around. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increase of up to 8 percent in teacher jobs by 2026. And the pay is actually pretty good: from $56,000 at elementary level to $59,000 for high school.
– Colleges: Professional schools and community colleges are two important areas for retirees. About 4.1 percent of men and 1.4 percent of women took postsecondary teaching jobs. The BLS estimates a 15 percent increase in postsecondary teaching by 2026. Median salary is $76,000.
– Administrative Assistants: Scheduling, information resources, accounting and bookkeeping are some of the areas an assistant in the office can help with. Also, there is a booming business in virtual assistants and virtual office staff to answer phones. This could even be a self-employment opportunity.
– Home health aide: A job that can require strength and a commute, home health and personal care aides are in demand, with an expected 15 percent increase coming during the next 10 years.
– Real estate: With lifetime contacts in a community, a senior can go into real estate with a built-in array of possible clients.
– Sales: These jobs run the gamut from product demonstrators and promoters to cashiers and retail sales workers. While representatives of major manufacturing companies earn top dollar, most sales jobs offer at least a respectable second income.