Some popular jobs for individuals age 50 and older include home health aides, personal and home care assistants and computer software engineers, notes AARP. Other fast-growing work opportunities are in the fields of dentistry, education, physical therapy and skin care.
AARP is a senior advocacy organization that promotes the welfare of elderly Americans in need of support, such as in terms of job security. The organization generally recommends for older people to seek a second career in sectors where there is rapid employment growth.
Other popular jobs for the elderly include network systems and data communications analysts, compliance officers, veterinary technologists and technicians and biomedical engineers. Training prerequisites for some of these occupations range from short-term to long-term on-the-job training while other positions require an associate or bachelor's degree, notes AARP.