5 Awesome Jobs Any Retiree Can Excel At

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Retirement can be a wonderful time in your life. You worked hard, you saved strategically, and now you have all the time in the world to do, well, whatever you want. But what if you’re getting antsy? If you’re feeling the itch to work, even in retirement, you’re not alone. In fact, 63% of adults in the U.S. plan to work after retirement age.

If you’re ready for a post-retirement job that doesn’t involve all the pre-retirement work, keep reading. One of these five jobs might be perfect for you.

Ride-Sharing Driver

Do you know your way around town like nobody’s business? If you answered yes, and you like to drive, becoming an Uber or Lyft driver could be a perfect fit for you. Not only does it give you the opportunity to get out and around, it’s a job that lets you make your own schedule. Someone who’s an early riser might drive during the morning commute. Night owl? There’s always a demand for drivers at night, too. It’s also possible to work for a limo or bus service if that suits your schedule.

Customer Service Representative

If you know a particular industry very well, but aren’t willing to step into a management role, working in a customer service department could be an excellent fit. Considering that almost 80% of consumers want to talk to someone over the phone, great customer service reps with phone experience are in high demand. And who knows? You could even end up training younger employees on phone skills.

Child Care

All of your kids are grown and have moved out, and you see your grandchildren occasionally. But if you’re looking for a more active child care role, consider pursuing it as a job option. Nannies and other child care professionals get to play significant roles in the lives of the children they care for. If you love children, this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

Crafting Professional

Do you have a background in graphic design, art, or another type of craft? This is the perfect time to dedicate your days to these skills. More than that, you can make a living out of them. Consider local businesses in need of new signage. With 16% of unplanned purchases being the result of a display in-store, your art could make all the difference for a business you know and love.

Pet Sitting

It’s tough to leave pets at home while we’re away. Rather than board pets at the vet’s office, it’s often preferable to leave them in the care of a pet sitter, in the comfort of their own home. If you love animals and want to help your neighbors out, pursuing pet sitting gigs could be the perfect route for you. There’s no greater satisfaction than caring for furry friends!

Retirement doesn’t have to be the end of your working days. Instead, look at it as an opportunity to pursue the kind of work that brings you joy and fulfillment. Are you ready to pursue your passions in a job after retirement?

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