There are many reasons to continue working even though you’re retired from your long-time job, it may seem odd to look for a job now that you’re retired, but many of today’s retirees are looking for ways to transition into the life beyond full-time work. Many retirees want to stay active and stay happier and healthier.
Whether you’re a retiree or are nearing retirement age, you may not want to sit idly by even though you’re not working full-time.
If you’re considering looking for a part time job, you’re not alone. The AARP estimates that more than 50% of workers in the U.S. continue to work even after they’re retired. Statistics show that more than 40% will go part-time while close to 15% will work full time. Now is the time, many retirees say that they can pursue a career or a part time job for “fun.”
AARP also found that “workers 65-years-of-age and older are more than two times as likely to hold a part time job than individuals aged 25 to 64.”
Why do some individuals decide to work following retirement
- Additional income is cited as the major reason
- Working to afford the perks of retirement (travel, experiences)
- Health advantages are another driving factor for senior adults continuing to work. Staying active keeps your brain sharp and staying physically active could help you stay healthier
- They get a sense of purpose from their job
- They work to combat loneliness and to maintain social connections
What are some part-time jobs that might be ideal for you? The AARP compiled a list and we are sharing some of those options here.
- School bus driver
- Administrative assistant
- Home health aide or nanny
- Customer service rep
- Retail sales worker/cashier
- Nurse assistant
Read the rest of the AARP article here.
What will you do to stay active and stay happier and healthier?