August 10, 2015

12 Jobs That Retirees Will Absolutely Love

Everyone wants to retire someday. Retirement means you can turn life back a notch or two, sit back and relax, and enjoy the good life. At least that’s what you should do during your golden years, but the stats show an interesting trend.

Senior Citizen in Hair Curlers Photo

According to MarketWatch.com, 72% of adults over 50 want to continue to work after retirement. They want to do this to stay active, healthy, social, mentally sharp, and earn a paycheck and maybe a few perks and benefits as well. Take a look around and you’ll notice lots of retirees are still working hard.

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Employers love retirees too. Retirees almost always have great  work experience and a strong work ethic. Yet they are a bit more laid back, which makes them fantastic employees. Often retirees are looking for flexible, seasonal, and cool jobs – and why not? If you’re going to work in retirement, you might as well enjoy what you do.

If you’re about to retire from your “real” job, these are some jobs that retirees will absolutely love:

  1. Travel Blogger
  2. Volunteer
  3. Resort Hosts
  4. Freelancer
  5. Consultant
  6. Tutor
  7. Campground Host
  8. Patient Advocate
  9. Tax Preparer
  10. Event Planner
  11. Retail Worker
  12. Government Jobs

The key to finding a job in retirement is to find a job that allows you to do something that you enjoy. Many cool and seasonal jobs do just that. Cool and seasonal jobs offer work-life balance, a bit of flexibility, and a life that makes you smile every single day. Often the same cool and seasonal jobs that adventurous young job seekers want are the same ones retirees seek. That’s pretty cool.

If you know any retirees or anyone approaching retirement, be sure to share this post with them! Tell them that they can start the search for cool jobs on the JobMonkey JobCenter!

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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