Retirement Activity Guides: Entertainment

Baby boomers grew up during a ballooning period of entertainment. Seventy-seven million strong, they said, “Entertain me.” Throughout their lifetime, communication and technology and grown and changed to accommodate them.

the retirement years provides an opportunity to not only be entertained, but also be involved in performing and producing entertainment. [Read more...]

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 Activity Guides: Personal Services

Personal services involves catering to the needs, tastes and desires of others. Personal services is divided into five clusters: personal appearance, healing arts, well being, hospitality and personal/property caretaking. [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 Grows With Aging Baby Boomers

Baby boomers retirement my mean starting a businessBased on the traditional definition, retirement work is an oxymoron. Wasn’t retirement supposed to be the time after work? With over seventy-five percent of baby boomers reporting they will continue to work passed traditional retirement age, there is an opportunity to redefine the concept of retirement. [Read more...]