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:
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.”
What they make: $60,921*
Projected annual openings: 78,00
What they make: $63,219
Projected annual openings: 216,000
What they make: $39,637
Projected annual openings: 162,000
General and Operations Managers
What they make: $78,762
Projected annual openings: 260,000
What they make: $53,865
Projected annual openings: 215,000
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.
The good news is that boomers are talented, gifted, wise and experienced, and that gives boomers the opportunity to do almost anything.
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.