There is no shortage of part-time jobs for retirees. In fact, depending on your skills, interests and health you can transition into a completely different career or income stream once you retire. The interesting thing is that you are far from alone if you are thinking you need to take on a part-time job when you retire. Stats show there is a trend with seniors who are living longer, active lives who are either continuing to work into their golden years or start up different jobs after retiring from a long-term career.
But what are some of the best part-time jobs for retirees?
Let me give you some ideas. If you were a teacher for most of your working life, there are some interesting options open to you if you intend to keep using those skills. You could become a tutor where you would hire out your services either in a school setting, in your home, the home of your students or just online. You may want to become an adjunct professor. Essentially this puts you on a college or university campus to teach but the workload is reduced from what you may have experienced in your daily teaching profession. Many seniors who have education in their background find these part-time jobs rewarding in more way than one.
Suppose you have a slightly different set of skills. If you happen to have had experience in human resources, marketing or project management a simple transition is into the field of project-based consulting. This would keep your skills honed and with a reduced workload there would be less stress. And as the work would be based on a project to project job cycle, there would be a lot of flexibility. You could work by contract and earn some great income and contacts along the way which would lead to more work.
If numbers played a huge part in your working years you can extend that career by working part-time as a bookkeeper or accountant. This is also a great career opportunity that you could potentially work from home and make only minimal trips to the actual office site you are working for. Add the flexibility of working as long or as little as you want, taking on as many or as few clients/jobs at any given time and you have a great ongoing income generator.
If you have a knack for organization, even if that has been in volunteer capacities, you could become an event planner or project coordinator. This can be any number of different sized events ranging from family weddings and birthday parties to corporate fundraisers, promotional activities and numerous other corporate, private or non-profit events. What you would be doing is the work that someone else basically hasn’t got the time to do on top of other activities going on so you could easily fill that role and earn cash while doing it.
If writing has been your passion, once you enter into retirement it gives you the time to tackle things like writing those books or documenting memories for other family members to keep and cherish. You could go even further from that and use the internet to your advantage. You could become a freelance writer or at-large contributor and write an eBook about a specific event in your life or use the eBook as a teaching tool where you can share a skill that may become useful for someone else. The thing about eBooks is that you can charge a nominal fee for someone to download it and that’s where you would make some money. Or you could start a blog and write on it regularly. The earning potential with this would come from various third-party advertising programs.
If you have experience in business one option worth looking at is starting a new business. It may sound scary, but in actual fact, in today’s economy the most successful entrepreneurs currently are in the 55+ age bracket. You are part of a new trend and with years of experience on what to do and what not to do your new business start up could prove to be very profitable.
All of these ideas are just intended to get you thinking about the potential you have at your age to still make a contribution to society and keep earning income for as long as you choose to keep working. Google searches for any of these ideas will give you much more information (use the search term: part-time jobs for retirees) or you can also search for more great ideas on this website.