The 10 Best Part-Time Jobs for Seniors
One in five workers over the age of 60 say they don’t think they’ll ever be able to retire, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Half say they’ll have to wait until at least 70 to stop working. It’s no surprise that 8 percent of workers aged 55 or older reported taking on a second job last year.
Whether you have to work, want to supplement your income, or just hope to stay active in retirement, part-time work can be the answer.
Median Pay: $15-$17/hour
7. Customer Service Representative
Customer service jobs are always hiring, and many of them will let you work from home. If you’re good at communicating on the phone or via chat software and don’t mind talking people down when they’re not at their best, this role might let you work part-time from your home office.
Median Pay: $13/hour
8. Virtual Assistant
If you were an administrative assistant in your full-time working life, and you’re comfortable with technology, a virtual assistant role can help you translate your skills into a new part-time job. Virtual assistant jobs don’t necessarily require a degree, but they do require solid writing skills and comfort with software programs like Microsoft Office.
Median Pay: $15/hour
9. Pet Sitter/Dog Walker
If you’re a dog owner and used to work full-time, you remember how hard it was to make sure your fur-person got his daily exercise… and avoided accidents.
Dog walkers take the day shift, so that workers don’t have to race home when the workday is over. If cats are more your speed, or you’re an equal-opportunity animal lover, pet sitting while clients go on vacation is a great way to put a little extra money in your pocket.
Median Pay: $13/hour
Perhaps the ultimate work-from-home job, blogging has no educational requirements or specific training — you just need a way with words and enough comfort with technology to learn how to use various content management systems.
If you’re a subject matter expert, you can break into the job by building up clips in online publications in your field. Just don’t get too used to writing for free. The sooner you can translate your experience into money, the sooner you can earn a living wage via blogging.
Median Pay: $20/hour
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