Earn More As A Senior Today With These Amazing Array Of Jobs

You’re done with your career and you’re not quite ready for the old folks’ home. You’d like some income and social time, just without the pressure of a 40-year-long commitment.


Believe it or not, plenty of jobs for older people are available. And yes, you can work after retirement—for all kinds of good reasons. For example, maybe you want to earn extra money, help others, meet new people, or explore a career you’ve always dreamed about but never had the chance to really try out before. Or maybe you’ve heard that, as you grow older, having a job can provide a surprising number of benefits for your physical and mental health.


A lot of people believe that once you retire, employment opportunities disappear and there’s no chance of re-entering the job market. 


But that couldn’t be further from the truth. According to Reuters, by 2024, one in four workers will be older than 55. 


Not to mention, many employers are actively looking to hire seniors because of the maturity and strong ethics they’re able to bring to a workplace - qualities that younger people sometimes lack. 


So, whether you’re a senior who wants to earn extra money, stay active, meet people, or explore a new career path, there’s an abundance of job options to choose from.


This guide will highlight some different categories of high demand jobs for seniors:


  • 10 Best Part-Time Jobs for Seniors


  • 10 Jobs for Retirees with No Experience Required


  • 10 Work From Home Jobs for Seniors


10 Best Part-Time Jobs for Seniors

 

Administrative Assistant - Work for an individual or a company to keep small details in line. $20/hr.


Youth Monitor - Work in schools or libraries to oversee small groups of children. $13/hr.


UPS Driver - Full-time UPS drivers make $65,000 a year on average. These part-time jobs for seniors over 60 pay $30/hr.


Bank Teller - Trustworthy seniors can earn $12/hr with these money-handling jobs.

in one year. $21/hr.


Child Care - Look for senior jobs at daycare centers or in large companies. $10/hr.


Restaurant Host/ Guest Service Representative - Meet, greet, and seat for $10/hr. Hotels, spas, and other facilities also offer these senior jobs. Pays $12/hr.


Caretaker or House Sitter - For these jobs for seniors, live in someone’s house while they’re away. Pays $50/day.


Parking Attendant - Sit in a booth. Bring lots of audiobooks. $10/hr.


Retail Worker - Retiree jobs running cash registers or floorwalking pay $10/hr. Often comes with store discounts.


Food or Product Demonstrator - You’ve seen people in stores offering free samples. Those jobs for older people pay about $12 an hour.


10 Jobs for Retirees with No Experience Required

 

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter - If you love pets, you can make $20/day walking and feeding them. Can’t find clients? Try Sittercity or Rover.com.


Courier - Got a driver’s license? Like to get out and about? These make great jobs for seniors over 65. $15/hr.


Front Desk Reception - Meet and greet people walking into offices. $14/hr.


Cafeteria Worker - Schools and big companies often need cashier and back-of-house staff. $12/hr.


Customer Service Representative - Like to talk on the phone? Reps can often do these jobs for senior citizens from home. $15/hr.


Waiter/Waitress - Still good on your feet? On a busy night a waitress can make $120 in tips.


Phone Operator - Seniors who want very little challenge can make $7/hr rerouting calls.


Recyclables Collector - With a valid driver’s license and a love of making things new, you can clean up in these retiree jobs. $15/hr.


Human Resources Assistant - Want to read a lot of resumes? These aren’t bad jobs for people over 60. $16/hr.


Bookkeeper - Are you good with numbers and tax rules? Companies and individuals will hire you for these jobs for older people. $18/hr.


10 Work-from-Home Jobs for Seniors

 

Social Media Assistant. Google, Facebook, and Twitter are here to stay. Help companies reach out through these networks and make $15/hr.


Editor/Proofreader. If your hackles go up when someone says, “a whole nother,” you might make a champion proofreader. $25/hr.


Online Tutor. Yes, you can tutor folks through your computer screen these days. You can even find clients for these senior jobs online at Tutor.com. $20/hr.


Test Scorer. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Minus five points. This work-from-home employment for seniors pays $12/hr.


Virtual Assistant. Most companies in the U.S. are small businesses. They need people to help customers, but often can’t afford full-time staff. $16/hr.


Law Enforcement Transcriptionist. Transcribe legal recordings and police camera footage. $15/hr


Phone Survey Conductor. Survey researcher positions make great part-time jobs for seniors at home. Less intrusive than telemarketing. $27/hr.


Online ESL Instructor. You can get an English-as-a-Second-Language teaching certification online in 1–3 months. $19/hr.


Telework Nurse/Doctor. Were you a nurse or doctor in a past life, but glad to leave the rat race? Moonlight as an online healthcare pro. $32–$90/hr.


Content Creator. Got a flair with words? Local or remote ad agencies and other companies need articles and newsletters. $22/hr.


Do you have questions on how to find the best jobs for retirees? Not sure how to list your skills and achievements on a resume? Give us a shout in the comments! We’d be happy to reply.

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Former head of accounting at a tax consultancy firm, loves to spend time with her grandchildren and husband. Also a dog lover.

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