Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you don’t need (or want) a job. Not everyone retires at the same age, though it’s often difficult for older people to find jobs that are a good fit for them. Today we’re looking at some of the most popular jobs for older workers and how they might be right for you. These are jobs that, whether through their requirements or length of work, have proven to be more popular among Americans over 55.
Popular Jobs for Older Workers
Technical writers don’t have a lot of job responsibilities that involve heavy lifting or being on their feet, and so their job descriptions are good for older people who aren’t as active as some younger workers. Technical writers with a deep well of life experience and knowledge are often preferred, as they tend to be patient, hard-working and well-suited for this type of work. Technical writers make an average of $72,000 per year.
Real Estate Appraisers
Real estate is the sort of field that always needs people working in it, as everyone needs a place to live. In the case of appraisers, older workers find the job to be appealing as it often fits their skill sets. Appraising properties is much easier when you’ve got a life experience full of seeing various properties, making it easier to appraise a variety of different estates. The average real estate appraiser makes $55,000 per year.
If you’d like to be “semi-retired,” picking up some work for a shorter season, then work as a tax preparer might be ideal for you. Since tax season only covers part of the year, work as a tax preparer can be a great way to transition into retirement without leaving work behind all at once. The average tax preparer makes $40,000 per year.