If you’re retired or planning to retire soon, a part-time job is a great way to fatten your budget.
More people age 65 and older are expected to be working or looking for work over the next five or six years than any other segment of the U.S. population, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“The reality is that people are living longer than ever before and, with that, comes retirement periods that are upward of 20 years,” says Carisa Miklusak, founder and CEO of tilr, a Cincinnati-based business that matches workers with companies. “Most of us didn’t plan for that, so even working a few days a month or a few hours a week can really help retirees supplement their nest eggs.”
Before you begin your job search, though, decide on the work schedule you want, how much responsibility you’re willing to accept and how much money you want to make. “Really define what you want to do. Narrow your focus and be very targeted,” says Renee Ward, founder of Seniors4Hire.org, an online career center for people 50 and older.
If you want to work part time, still enjoy retirement and be able to stash some cash in your savings account, consider these 15 possibilities.