Are Your Ready for the World Of Nonprofits After Retiring?

Volunteer for a nonprofit

In many ways, the organizational structure of a nonprofit is similar to a for profit business. According to Shelly Cryer, author of The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job that Makes a Difference, all nonprofits have a similar structure. (If you are serious about working for a nonprofit, this is the best book on the market.) [Read more...]

Retirement Work in Healthcare: Work with Equipment

Not all jobs in healthcare require working with patients. With an explosion in diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, there is a demand for people who can install, maintain and repair it.

The jobs below are hand-on working with equipment, requiring good hand/eye coordination, problems solving skills. These jobs are done inside in clean or sterile environments. They may require standing or lifting equipment. Most of these jobs are done during the day, although, there may be on-call or shift work. [Read more...]

Retirement Work in Healthcare: Work with Patients and Equipment

With the rapid rise in diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, there is an increased demand for equipment operators. Not only must the technician understand the equipment, but also be able to interact with patients and other healthcare professionals. [Read more...]

Retirement Work in Healthcare: Work with Patients

There are a wide range of occupations that provide hands-on assistance and treatment to patients. In addition to knowledge required for their specialty, these jobs require special people skills. Working with people who are ill or needing medical treatment requires tact, compassion and the ability to work with a wide range of personalities. [Read more...]

Retirement Work in Healthcare: Work with Data

There are a number of healthcare occupations that deal primarily with data with a minimum of patient interaction, if any at all. As medical records become more electronic based, there are opportunities to manage this data.

Most of these jobs require attention to detail, and an understanding of medical terminology, as well as specific computer programs. The working conditions usually involve an office setting. [Read more...]

Retirement Work in Healthcare

There are two myths about working in traditional healthcare. The first is a career in healthcare requires many years of education. If you want to be a doctor, that is absolutely the case. Medical school is competitive, grueling, and a long process. But, many jobs within the healthcare field require less than a 2-year degree or certification. These are referred to as allied healthcare careers. It is estimated as many as 60 percent of jobs in healthcare are allied. [Read more...]

Retirement Work Enjoying Nature

The National Park Service maintains 379 sites throughout the United States and its territories, hires over 10,000 temporary and seasonal employees a year.

State parks and the National Forest Service also hire seasonal, temporary help during the summer months and peak periods.

National and State parks provide a wonderful opportunity for retirement work. [Read more...]

Retirement Work with Plants

On a visit to Mazatlan Mexico, we went to a facility to see how tequila is made. Surrounding the factory were fields of blue agave. The agave plant has large blue green leaves with stickers that grow from a ball in the center. This center ball is used to produce tequila. While we were at the facility, old men demonstrated removing the leaves with large machetes from the ‘fruit’ ball. It was backbreaking work, but they were thrilled to show off their machismo for the tourists.

Growing plants, gardening and horticulture is often physically difficult work. It may require bending to get to the plants in extreme weather conditions. Working with plants is usually outdoors or in greenhouses. Environmental conditions are based on what plants need, not the people tending them.

If you have knowledge of plants, landscaping or design, enjoy being physical, there are jobs for seniors. [Read more...]

Working After Retirement: Becoming a Contingent Worker

Work will grow to be an important aspect of the retirement lifestyle. Working in retirement can take many forms beyond the traditional 9 to 5, forty hours a week most people participate.

Enter the contingent worker. No longer wanting to be full-time salaried employees, many retired persons will embrace the role of contingent worker. Companies who continue to look for ways to cut the bottom line will also be more willing to explore new working relationships with employees. [Read more...]

Working in Retirement: New Reality for Boomers Over 50

Working in retirement is a new reality for aging baby boomers. The great recession has affected the job situation for many retirement-age people. Actually, employers aren’t as opposed to older people in the workforce as you may have thought.

In a survey of 1000 HR directors in 2011, companies are aware of the loss of talent they face as baby boomers retire. Fearing a loss of knowledge and skills, more than half of the employers are going to keep their older workers through part-time employment or as consultants. [Read more...]