Jobs For Boomers – Are There Any?

By Karla Silver | Empower Network

Sep 05

Are There Really Any Jobs for Boomers Out There?

The answer is yes, of course.

However, in the aftermath of the latest great recession, the job market is tight for everyone, no matter what your age.

There’s lots of good and bad news out there.

But first, the stats:

  • Number of baby boomers: 78 million
  • Number turning 60 every hour: 330
  • Average length of job search: 9 months
  • According to AOL Money, more than 1 million baby boomers are secretly unemployed
  • Percentage of baby boomers prepared for retirement: 1%

If you want to be totally bummed out, you can get even more depressing stats here.

Jobs for boomers, according to Careerbuilder.com are available usually for those of you that want to change your career, or “recareering.”

Available jobs for boomers listed on Careerbuilder.com include:

Management analystsjobs for boomers
What they make: $60,921*
Projected annual openings: 78,00

Teachers,Postsecondary
What they make: $63,219
Projected annual openings: 216,000

Logisticians
What they make: $39,637
Projected annual openings: 162,000

General and Operations Managers
What they make: $78,762
Projected annual openings: 260,000

Registered Nurses
What they make: $53,865
Projected annual openings: 215,000

You can see the entire Careerebuilder “Jobs for Boomers” article here.

As you can see, the jobs for boomers salaries are pretty grim.  And that’s IF you are qualified to actually be a logistician, or a nurse, or a teacher.

Jobs for Boomers – the Good News

The good news is that boomers are talented, gifted, wise and experienced, and that gives boomers the opportunity to do almost anything.

 No Jobs for Boomers might mean that it’s time for you to “recareer!”

According to JobDig.com, ReCareering is about finding authentic work in the second half of life.

What do you want to do?  What lights you up?  Maybe your passion is to NEVER look for a job again?  I know that was mine!

ReCareering is about finding the right fit.  Many of us worked the first half of our life to “fit” the job description.  We worked the long hours, worked various shifts, drove the long commute and spent time on the road away from family.  We did what we needed to do to pay bills, pay a mortgage, raise a family, etc.  ReCareering is the process of being selective, being creative, being fulfilled and being intentional about how you spend your time.

I believe that second-half of life seekers want something deeper out of life.  “They want more personal purpose, more meaning, they want to align their personality more clearly, they want to be more ‘on target’ with their life.  They seek a nearer connection between their life and the larger world; they want their efforts to be more socially redeemable.”

If you are considering recareering into entrepreneurship, check out how here.

 

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