Here Are 40 of the Best Jobs for Retirees

Retirement and the concept of transitioning to the next phase of life are undergoing reevaluation. People either delay their retirement to a later age or “retire early” after finding financial independence through the FIRE movement. 

Reasons for Jobs for Retirees:

– Fear of not having enough savings for retirement years. – Prefer taking social security benefits as late as possible (age 70). – Health care costs are rising, and you would like to boost your nest egg. – Make extra money to continue to live a good lifestyle. – Enjoy the social engagement and relationships you make through working.

40 Jobs For Retirees

1. Bookkeeper

Bookkeepers are those who manage accounts, invoices, payroll, and other financial records for businesses. They use various math and computer programs like Excel, Quickbooks, and other accounting software. 

2. Join a Board

Serving on a board for a non-profit or corporation is an excellent way to leverage your credentials, skills,  and skills. According to the National Association of Corporate Directors, compensation can go up to $115,000 for a large private company seat on the Board.  

An option for those who enjoyed their job, and are not ready to fully retire, is becoming a business or management consultant. You can continue to work at your current employer either part-time or flexible hours or do it independently. 

3. Business or Management Consultant

Retirees can work as administrative assistants or secretaries, especially if they bring a set of varying skills to do essential nitty-gritty work. Their responsibilities are to support administrative professionals in any sector and can work remotely. 

4. Administrative Assistant/ Secretary

The logistics supervisor oversees daily operations at manufacturing plants and warehouses, coordinating shipments of products. Since the pandemic, supply constraints have impacted product deliveries in virtually every industry.  

5. Logistics Supervisor

Engineers can be essential to communicating their know-how. If they write well, they use their expertise as technical writers who write instruction manuals and other technical documents to help consumers and professionals navigate machinery, equipment, and appliances. They earn about $57,116. 

6. Technical Writer

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