5 Growing Jobs For Retirees
When you've worked for the past 30-40 years it'd be nice if you could just put your feet up, kick back and relax for the rest of your life. However, with failing pension plans and retirement savings damaged by The Great Recession, post-retirement employment is a growing trend among retirees and older workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), between 1977 and 2007 the amount of men aged 65 and older who are still working has increased by 75%, and women in that age category have increased by 147%.
As well, the projections by the BLS point to even more seniors in the work force, with the number of employees 75 and older increasing by 84.3% and those that are 65-74 increasing by 83.4%. But where are they working? We'll look at the industries and specific jobs that are attracting post-retirement employees, and post-retiree jobs with good prospects.
After a life of working in a certain field it's pretty safe to say that many retirees have specialized knowledge. It's one of the perks that can only come from 30+ years of experience. So why not share that knowledge with others - for a price? In the consulting field there are more workers that are over 55 than there are in the average workforce, with 6.6% of the entire consulting sector being over 65, and 20% being between 55 and 64.
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