Not everyone wants to retire. Many people want to keep working. While some folks might need the extra money, many others see work as a way to stay active and engaged in their community.
Yet when you reach age 55, 60, 65 or more, it is not always easy to do the same kind of work that you did when you were in your 20s or 30s. So what are the best job opportunities for people who are age 55 or better?
Older adults have a wealth of knowledge and experience. What better way to put these to use than by teaching? Some states require specific teaching credentials, but others only require that you hold a bachelor’s degree and pass knowledge and skills tests. High school teachers usually need specific content knowledge such as science or English, but elementary school teachers typically only need reading, writing and basic math skills.
Companies like Uber and Lyft have opened up all sorts of job opportunities for older adults. In fact, nearly 25% of Uber’s drivers are age 50 or better. Driving passengers from one destination to the other lets people not ready for retirement make extra money on their own schedule. Drivers only work when they want and as often as they want. Uber and Lyft are particularly happy with older drivers because they are responsible and have fewer accidents.
The internet grows larger every day. In fact, the world has 1.24 billion websites, with more coming online every day. Why not join the revolution and make some money? Anyone can start a website using a simple platform like Blogger, Weebly or WordPress, and you can write about anything, from your favorite recipes to car mechanics. Interesting content, basic search engine optimization and a reputable monetizing plan, such as Google’s Adsense or Commission Junction‘s affiliate links, are the keys. And a great benefit of running a website is that you can work from anywhere with an internet connection.
So whether you want to enter the classroom, hop in your car or work from the corner cafe, job opportunities for older adults are more plentiful than ever before. Why retire when the future looks so good?