5 Jobs that are Perfect for Retired Workers

By Sharon Wagner

Has retirement turned out to be less fulfilling than you expected? Are you finding that you need to bring in additional income? These days, there are more jobs than ever that can provide you with flexibility, add purpose to your life, keep you physically and socially active, and help you strengthen your finances. And we’re talking about jobs that don’t require you to work full-time. 

Many retirees choose to work part-time for their last employer. This is one of the most practical ways to keep working since the door is already opened and you have well-established knowledge and skills for the job. However, maybe this isn’t an option for you, or maybe you want to try something new in your golden years. If that’s the case, the five jobs listed in this article can give you some ideas. Not only can each of these jobs be flexible to your needs and lifestyle preferences, but you can still enjoy your retirement while doing them.

Management Consulting 

If you have experience in management, you can get paid to help others as a consultant. There are always companies looking to make their operations more efficient and reduce costs. Also, working as a freelance consultant means that you can get paid hourly or by the project. 

As with most other jobs on this list, you will need a reliable smartphone to work as a consultant. If your current phone is outdated, consider upgrading to a newer model to stay connected to your clients/customers. The iPhone XS Max has powerful capabilities, a 13-hour battery life, and a dual-camera system that takes captivating photos. If you’re not a fan of Apple’s products, the Huawei P20 Pro is a great option for Android fans.


There are several jobs for seniors who have spent much of their careers in the financial sector. For example, you could help companies manage their financial strategy or work as an accountant or auditor. If you prefer a seasonal role, tax preparing could be the perfect fit. 


Insurance can also be a great sector for retired workers because you can build your own wealth and oftentimes work from home. If you decide to work in insurance, be sure to look into various companies to find the right fit. Glassdoor is one of the best websites for this because it provides important information and employee reviews for companies like LHLIC.


Many older adults become writers in their retirement years. If you want to write about your particular job sector, you have years of work experience in your favor. If you would rather write creatively, you can do that as well, as long as you can research and communicate effectively. Depending on your needs, you may be able to work for a company or as a freelancer. 


If you like driving, why not turn it into a job? You could work as a delivery driver, which pays well as an hourly job. Or, you could drive a school bus, limo, or transport van. If you know the roads in your area well and you enjoy socializing, working for a service like Uber could be a great fit. 

Staying active in the workforce can be a great way to add purpose and fulfillment to your retirement years. Consider working in consulting, finances, insurance, writing or driving, as each of these sectors can provide flexible opportunities for seniors. If you’re not interested in any of these, be sure to research other jobs that might be a better fit. Most importantly, make sure that any job you choose to do still allows you to relax and make the most of your golden years. 

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