Just because we retired that doesn’t mean we want to stop
working. Many of us seniors feel like we’re just getting our second wind and
some of us are still in full-throttle mode. What we have earned by virtue of
our longevity is that we get to pick and choose the jobs that we
want, rather than must-have. Senior Lifestyle News has 7 jobs that will keep
After a lifetime of managing children, spouses, employers,
neighbors and seemingly everybody else, a virtual assistant can do all of
that at home in front of their computer, and in their slippers. You will be
providing administrative, secretarial, social services to businesses and
individuals. Being a virtual assistant means that you will have quite a
bit of flexibility in your day.
Hotels improve their ratings when experienced people are on
the front lines. Seniors are perfect for this job, especially if they have
lived a long time in the location. Your knowledge and experience will help
guests choose activities and events, and you will make sure they get to where
they need to go on time. If you have healthcare experience, the rising trend of
concierge medical services may be perfect for you.
Everyone would rather trust their largest asset and
valuables to someone with experience and appreciation for other assets, than
the heavily tattooed kid next door. House sitting can include short and
long-term options, and if you like to travel, house sitting may be the perfect
job for you. This is also good for couples, as many house sitting positions
prefer to hire two people.
Almost everyone at Senior Lifestyle News has a pet, so we
know how much enjoyment people can derive from being a pet sitter or walker.
Many people consider their animals to be their children, and would much rather
entrust their children to someone who has had children and pets as well as
knowledge and experience. Pet sitting is big business, and there is a lot of
money for a senior to make, should they make this their new job.
Virtual teaching is an awesome job for those seniors who
have any kind of teaching experience, a computer, the time and the desire to
help others learn. One of the biggest markets for virtual teachers are English
as a second language (ESL) companies. If the idea of teaching English to
young faces from another country brings you joy, then virtual teaching can be
your second calling.
If you prefer face-to-face interactions, there is plenty of
work as a tutor out there for you, especially if you have teaching experience.
The most in-demand subjects for tutors to teach are math, physical sciences,
English, and foreign languages.
is perhaps one of the most important and satisfying jobs a senior can have.
While caring for an aging or impaired person has its challenges, by the time
you have become a senior, you have learned not only patience but
problem-solving skills. The duties of a caregiver are not limited and include
assisting people with the activities of daily living such as bathing and
preparing meals, to reading to the blind. A job as a caregiver can be
physically demanding so you will have to make sure that you are
healthy enough for the job.