What Are Some Good Jobs for Retirees?


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Good jobs for retirees include librarian assistant, personal/home care aide, bookkeeper, medical assistant and handyman/woman. Each position includes different qualifications, hours and pay. Working during retirement is a good way to have a supplemental income, be around people and fulfill a desire to work during retirement age.

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Librarian assistants shelve books, check patrons out, answer questions and send overdue material notices. Smaller libraries are often only open from mornings to evenings while larger libraries and those at universities may be open 24 hours a day. Smaller libraries might only be able to afford volunteers while larger ones can pay retirees as much as roughly $23 an hour, as of 2015.

Personal and home care aides help disabled, elderly and ill individuals with running errands, bathing, getting dressed and other everyday tasks. Aides can work a few hours a day a few times a week, on a part-time basis. Depending on the employer, retirees may need to obtain a certified nursing assistant certification and undergo CPR training in order to qualify for a position.

Bookkeepers often take care of payroll, purchase office supplies and maintain inventory. Bookkeeper retirees often work a single week in the middle of the month and another at the end of the month to take care of bill paying and invoices. A degree in accounting or experience with computer software or data entry is often desirable.

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