Retirement Jobs: 10 Great Places For Part-Time Work

Retirement Jobs- At a certain point, everyone hits this landmark phase in their lives. And once there are no pressing obligations, like getting kids through college and paying off the last bits on your mortgage, you can spend some time working in a different capacity.

Retirement Jobs: 10 Great Places For Part-Time WorkRetirement brings some nice perks along with it, having the opportunity to spend more time with loved ones and to take it easy in general.

As many ladies would agree, transitioning to a laid-back lifestyle after years of 9 to 5 grind can be jarring. Retirement jobs over 50 tend to be laxer.

So if you want to move to a different lifestyle gradually or simply wish to try a couple of new things (just to see whether you could), there are ways to keep yourself occupied.
Wasted opportunities are the worst thing about getting old, but thankfully there are ways to fill the gaps.

Working past the retiring phase is not really about the money, but it does help. It’s about staying in mental shape. If you feel as if you’ve been stagnating for years, now might be the perfect time to remedy that.

Depending on your background, these jobs after retirement may be a good fit.

Retirement Jobs: 10 Great Places For Part-Time Work

11. Freelance Writing

You’ve lived through hardships and experienced your fair share of exciting stuff. Why don’t you use some of that wisdom and relay it to youngsters?

Writing is one of the best jobs for retired people. Even if you don’t have any experience working as a writer or an editor, you can still become a skilled wordsmith in a relatively short time span.

It might be the single most convenient occupation for a retiree. It’s a new exciting career prospect, and you’ll have ample time for your friends and family.

Write your memoir, a fictional book, do some editing or rewriting just for the sake of it. Once you get good at it, you can self-publish, do public readings or join the writing roster of an online paper writing service.

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10. Tutoring and Teaching

Do you have grandkids? Ever thought of going back to school… but in a different capacity?
Consider a part-time adjunct position. You don’t need a Ph.D. to fill the position, years of working experience will do just fine.

The pay can be mediocre, but you may find the job itself to be rewarding. Couple that with a little workload and you’ve got yourself a new and very promising avenue for development.

Tutoring is also a great way to contribute. Non-academic disciplines are in high demand, like playing the cello, piano, or even singing.

Tutors are self-employed, so use that to your advantage and build yourself a flexible schedule.

9. Same Job, just Part-Time

Phased retirement plans are intended to transition a full-time employee to part-time capacity slowly, and then to complete retirement.
Most jobs offer phased retirement plans for their employees. But if you enjoy working and would like to keep doing so and in the same position, you can explore this option.

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8. Gardening

There is some kind of celestial simplicity and elegance intending to a garden. It can get very therapeutic and pleasant. It’s low-stress and it’s part-time.

Studies even tend to conclude that gardening is good for health and overall well-being.

Think of it as a “paid” exercise, it keeps your spirits up and pays the bills (to some extent).

7. Crafting Entrepreneur

If you have a particular affinity towards craftsmanship (knitting, sewing, making DIY soaps and perfumes, handmade dolls, painting, and so forth.)
You may be in for a treat; now you’ll get more reason to deepen knowledge of your craft and turn a buck in the process.

With a resurgence of online marketplaces like eBay and Amazon, you can reach the world from the most remote of places.

6. Librarian

Your duties will include answering simple queries, keeping track of inventory, handing out overdue notices, and cataloging.

But as a huge benefit, you’ll get to enjoy some much-needed peace and quiet.

5. Childcare and Assistance

With the busy lifestyles everyone currently leads, the need for childcare is on the rise. It’s up to you to make sure the youth stays on the right path and smother them with love and affection.

4. Volunteering

It’s not always about the money; you can try to make the world a more welcoming place by joining a cause you believe in. You can volunteer at an animal shelter, a charitable organization, or a project. Not to mention, there are many organizations based abroad. A compelling way to see the world and do some good.
Working after retirement allows for great self-reflecting opportunities. You can work with a flexible schedule, and with a lowered workload.

3. Caretaking

Even though Kubrick’s “The Shining” may immediately spring to mind, caretaking has a distinct charm and a somewhat easy-going quality going for it. Homeowners themselves often prefer older gents and ladies to do the caretaking for them. Bonus points if you come from police and military backgrounds. 

2. Emergency Dispatch

While we’re on the topic of backgrounds, perhaps you’d want to try your hand working as a police/emergency dispatcher. In a way, it’s kind of like working as a phone operator, but it’s a lot more involving and in the moment. It might be just the ticket for those who’ve dreamed of working on the force.

1. Hotel Clerk

Sitting at the front desk is maybe an arduous task, but if you like to communicate and keep busy, working as a front desk clerk may be the solution for you. You’ll check guests in and out, manage registrations and reservations, among other things. You’ll be busy, but it’s likely going to be an interesting kind of busy.

There you have it. All that’s left is to make your pick and have some fun. The real question here is, are you willing to learn something different?

Having a new adventure and employment for over 50 is sure to bring in some new and valid perspectives.

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