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Posted on October 24, 2008

Promising Part-Time Jobs for Semi-Retired Baby Boomers

Only a minority of baby boomers will be able to enjoy a “traditional” retirement. Members of this fortunate group will simply quit working at age 65. Then, by drawing on Social Security, a corporate pension, and their own savings, they’ll be able to maintain a standard of living close to the one they’d enjoyed while working.

A much larger number, lacking significant savings or any income other than Social Security, will face a radically different fate. They’ll be forced to work for many more years, perhaps until they’re physically incapacitated, or will face poverty.

But what of those in the middle? Most boomers will have significant retirement income, but it won’t be enough to maintain their lifestyles. So they’ll have to earn extra money.

Flipping burgers, or repeating the phrase “Welcome to Wal-Mart” a thousand times per day, is neither financially nor personally rewarding. So what are some other options? Here, based on information from the U.S. Department of Labor, are the most promising jobs for boomer semi-retirement, i.e. part-time working.

If you’re a future retiree and know you’ll need to supplement your income, take a look at the list. Perhaps you’ll find something that appeals to you. If you don’t have the necessary qualifications, now’s the time to start acquiring them!

1. Teachers, Postsecondary
Annual Earnings: $54,406
Annual Openings: 216,000

2. Registered Nurses
Annual Earnings: $53,640
Annual Openings: 215,000

3. Pharmacists
Annual Earnings: $87,160
Annual Openings: 23,000

4. Clinical Psychologists*
Annual Earnings: 56,360
Annual Openings: 17,000

5. Counseling Psychologists*
Annual Earnings: $56,360
Annual Openings: 17,000

6. School Psychologists*
Annual Earnings: $56,360
Annual Openings: 17,000

7. Instructional Coordinators
Annual Earnings: $50,060
Annual Openings: 18,000

8. Security Guards
Annual Earnings: $20,520
Annual Openings: 228,000

9. Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
Annual Earnings: $31,530
Annual Openings: 39,000

10. Speech Language Pathologists
Annual Earnings: $53,790
Annual Openings: 10,000

11. Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services
Annual Earnings: $24,420
Annual Openings: 219,000

12. Personal and Home Care Aides
Annual Earnings: $17,020
Annual Openings: 154,000

13. Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Annual Earnings: $34,650
Annual Openings: 105,000

14. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Annual Earnings: $46,710
Annual Openings: 21,000

15. Teacher Assistants
Annual Earnings: $19,760
Annual Openings: 259,000

16. Legal Secretaries
Annual Earnings: $37,390
Annual Openings: 39,000

17. Chiropractors
Annual Earnings: $67,940
Annual Openings: 3,000

18. Audiologists
Annual Earnings: $53,040
Annual Openings: 1,000

19. Janitors and Cleaners
Annual Earnings: $19,110
Annual Openings: 454,000

20. Caption Writers
Annual Earnings: $45,460
Annual Openings: 23,000

3 Comments on “Promising Part-Time Jobs for Semi-Retired Baby Boomers”

  • Seems like it would be hard to pay the bills with these salaries..considering the cost of rent, food, gas etc.

    Posted by carol stanley on October 24, 2008 at 3:48 pm
  • > Seems like it would be hard to pay the bills with
    > these salaries..considering the cost of rent,
    > food, gas etc.

    Yes, this is true. That’s why they’re primarily recommended as part-time, supplemental income positions for the semi-retired.

    Posted by Ed (Webmaster) on October 24, 2008 at 7:47 pm
  • Great re$earch!

    How long did it take to research this?

    Posted by Carlos Hernandez on October 25, 2008 at 5:55 am

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