Consider Fourteen Possible Jobs-for-Retirees
Jobs-for-retirees can and should give
you a sense of purpose and provide opportunities for socialization,
challenge and mental/physical stimulation. Why
should we be interested in jobs-for-retirees? While I can’t speak for you, I
believe that there are sound reasons for a post retirement job. For me the most
compelling is that a job whether for pay or as a volunteer can be good for your
mental and physical health.
The next compelling reason is finding an
opportunity for extra income to improve our ability to continue saving. Saving and reinvesting part of the income
from a post retirement job or a home business could help offset erosion by
inflation, absorb cost of changes in the healthcare system and increase your average
We live in uncertain times with a fragile economy and a
disturbing transformation of our health care system. Jobs-for-retirees that can
provide social interaction and mental and physical stimulation may enable us to
maintain our health and quality of life. Maintaining good health will help to
us improve our quality of life and limit our need for healthcare services to
annual checkups by our personal physician.
amount of income that you will want from retirement employment will depend on
your unique situation and the decisions that are made regarding lifestyle
choices. Everyone is different and your personal cash needs should not be based
on an arbitrary number but on your real assessment. Each of us will also have
to determine how much time to devote to a retirement job. Do you want to work
full time or just a few hours each week? What is your tolerance for stress?
Consider these jobs-for-retirees
The following are possible sources for
in your former profession or trade. Temporary or interim positions with your
former company or a competitor are possibilities.
Sales clerk or
stock clerk in retail establishments. They often offer full and/or part time
work for retired people. This could include supermarkets, pharmacies, big box
hardware and general merchandise stores.
Security officer in
shopping malls or for large retail outlets. Mall management companies provide inside and
outside security with both full and part time security personnel. A license and
certification will likely be necessary. Large shopping malls are opportunity rich for jobs-for-retirees.
Drivers and clerk
positions for rental car companies are possible full and part time jobs-for
retirees. I had an occasion to rent a car recently and the man who picked me up
told me that he was retired and worked for this agency three days per week.
Part time teaching
positions at local trade schools or community colleges are often available for
Part time research
for business firms or community colleges and universities.
agencies often hire part time or seasonal help. Like the outdoors try state and
federal parks and recreational areas. And don’t overlook city or county
Like sports such as
football, baseball, basketball, and/or hockey? The teams in your city likely
offer part time seasonal positions to locals.
you like home sales but don’t have a realtor license? Consider real estate
developers who sometimes hire their own sales people to work out of models of
condominium or villa projects as sales counselors. Also check out sales
counselor positions in senior housing projects as a possibility.
you have an accounting or tax background? Seasonal work is always available
with one of the tax preparation companies who sometimes provide training.
homes, and medical clinics often have need of weekend reception/clerical
Check out call
center services such as “Alpine Access” for a good work at home possibility. Alpine
has more than 4000 work at home customer service agents in several cities and
Do you like to
write and work at home? Do freelance writing for bloggers or web sites that
often retain guest writers for their blog.
Do you have a cause
or hobby that you are passionate about? Create your own web site or blog to
share it with the world and make some extra money while you are at it.
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Jobs-for-retirees could be as simple as
providing consulting or handyman services to setting up an office services
company or developing your own blog or you could also consider a franchise
business. An important consideration is your own health and quality of life.
Good advice is to avoid highly stressful jobs or business and choose something
that will provide some flexibility to do those “recreational retirement
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