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Best Part-Time Jobs for Seniors After They Retire

Updated on April 16, 2017

Is Retirement the Dead End?

Seniors usually retire in their late sixties. Some seniors are full of energy and enthusiasm even after their retirement. They get bored staying at home doing nothing. They are willing to work, but prefer to take up part time jobs. There are many opportunities for people who fall under this category.

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Job Opportunities For Seniors

Here are job opportunities that some seniors are making the most of.

Retail

Retail industry offers many part time jobs for retired seniors. Many of these jobs have flexible schedules which allow them to spend time with their loved ones. Some of the jobs allow interaction with customers which helps them stay lively. Seniors with experience in management may take up managerial positions. There are many opportunities in various departments like sales, accounts and stores. Wal-Mart, Staples, Target and Home Depot are some prominent brands in the retail industry.

Retail Industry Offers Many Opportunities For Seniors

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Project Management

Seniors with experience in project management may take up part time project management jobs. These jobs offer lucrative salaries.

Consulting

Seniors may also take up consulting jobs. These jobs allow them to use their experience. Organizations are usually more than willing to employ experienced professionals. As per a survey conducted in the year 2006 by Merrill Lynch, 27 per cent of the seniors prefer to take up consultant jobs after retirement.

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Writing

Seniors with a flair for writing may write for reputed websites like HubPages. This option is lucrative and offers immense opportunities. They may also blog and monetize their blog with the help of Google AdSense.

Business

Seniors with business acumen may start a business. It gives them flexibility. They may use their past business relationships to find customers.

Affiliate Marketing

They may also consider affiliate marketing. Clickbank, Rakuten, CJ Affiliate, Amazon Associates and ShareASale are reliable affiliate networks.

Banking and Insurance

Banking and insurance sector offers many part time jobs for retired seniors.

NGO

Non profit organizations offer many job opportunities for retired seniors. Getting involved in social causes will give them a sense of fulfillment. Foundation for Moral Law, Invisible Children, Aging with dignity, Network for Good, Do Something and Aidmatrix are some non profit organizations based in the United States of America.

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Teaching

Teaching is a noble profession. Retired seniors with teaching experience may take up part time teaching jobs. Adding value to the lives of children is an amazing experience.

Tour Guide

Retired seniors may consider opening a tour guide business. This business which involves interaction with new people every day keeps them lively. It also keeps them physically fit and mentally alert.

Retirement Is a New Beginning

Retirement is not the end, but a new beginning. Susan P. Ascher, president and CEO of The Ascher Group, says, "Baby boomers have found the fountain of youth". Life is always filled with opportunities for people who are young at heart.

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Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.

— Bernard Baruch

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      Mary Norton 2 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      My husband and I are still working as consultants. We had a very early retirement as we wanted to have more freedom to travel and dow hat we enjoy most and we found it.

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