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

  1. Additional income is cited as the major reason
  2. Working to afford the perks of retirement (travel, experiences)
  3. 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
  4. They get a sense of purpose from their job
  5. 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.

  1. Bookkeeper
  2. School bus driver
  3. Administrative assistant
  4. Home health aide or nanny
  5. Customer service rep
  6. Retail sales worker/cashier
  7. Nurse assistant

Read the rest of the AARP article here.

What will you do to stay active and stay happier and healthier?