If you’re nearing retirement but can’t see yourself completely leaving the workforce, whether due to financial necessity or to keep boredom at bay, there are plenty of jobs to consider for your second act. Work doesn’t have to come to a complete stop unless you want it to. There are many opportunities for you to make the most of your retirement while earning an income and making a difference in people’s lives.
If you’re considering the idea of a part-time job after you exit the workforce, you’re not alone. Roughly 54% of older workers (those 60 years of age and older), said they plan to work after retirement, according to a CareerBuilder retirement survey. This is an increase from 45% the year before.
Career expert Nancy Collamer said work after retirement can be a good time to reinvent your career. “Whether out of necessity, desire, or a combination of the two, it is clear that millions of boomers will soon be looking for ways to reinvent their careers without a traditional 9-to-5 job. We will work during a phase known as semi-retirement—the stage that occurs after the big full-time job ends and before full retirement sets in,” said Collamer in Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit from Your Passions During Semi-Retirement.
This time around, you can choose work you enjoy and work on your own terms. Here are five work options that are fun, flexible, and pay the bills.