Seniors are Getting Hired Like Crazy for These Part-Time Jobs
It’s becoming more and more popular for seniors and retired people to seek out a part-time job. Some do it for extra spending money while others do it to boost their retirement savings. Then there’s a group who like the social aspect of working a job they enjoy.
If this describes you, then check out these high-paying and fun part-time job opportunities for seniors.
Start Driving for a Ridesharing Service
Driving for Uber or Lyft allows seniors to earn good money while working at a pace they like. Set your own schedule, take breaks whenever you feel like it and explore your local city.
These companies are always looking to get new drivers on board, so they are offering impressive bonuses to any new drivers that sign up now. Lyft guarantees a monthly payment of at least $2,500 to new drives. Uber has been guaranteeing a similar monthly payment of $2,400 for quite some time.
Expect pay to vary by which city you are based in. However, a new study shows that average hourly earnings for a Uber driver in the USA is $14.73.
Start Doing Office Work
Working in an energetic and positive office can be a very enjoyable experience. Especially for seniors who used to work in an office environment before they retired.
There are plenty of office jobs to choose from that are hiring right now. Companies are looking for friendly people who like talking to customers for receptionist positions. If you’re fast at typing and organized many companies will want to hire you to be an administrative assistant. And if you are good with numbers there is a big demand for bookkeepers and accounting assistants across the country.
Wages are determined by how much education and experience you have. A receptionist can earn between $10 to $18 per hour. An administrative assistant normally earns $18.50 to $22 per hour depending on the location.
Many employers will also allow you to work these jobs remotely. That’s right – you can earn money while working from the comfort of your own home in your pyjamas!
Get Into Real Estate
Real estate is a high paying opportunity, even if you’re only working part-time. You get to work the hours you want while meeting a lot of interesting people from your local community. If you like to be out and about this is the perfect retirement career for you.
Real estate agents get a commission on each sale or purchase they represent. This is usually six percent which they share with their broker. Agents can expect to keep roughly 40% of this commission. This means that if you sell a home for $300,000 you can expect to put $7,200 in your pocket.
The only formal education that’s required to write your real estate exam is a high school diploma or GED. Just make sure to get certified in the state that you want to work in.
Easy, affordable classes are available online to prepare you for taking the real estate exam. Choose an accredited program and then study at home before taking the test.
Work on a Cruise Ship
There are a lot of jobs available on cruise ships. These range from waiters, bartenders, concierge, babysitter, tour guide, housekeeper, card dealer, exercise instructor, dace instructor, chef and more.
The workweek is usually full-time, but you can work for a month and then take some time off in between your next trip. You can expect to get your room and board completed covered by the cruise line, plus they will pay the airfare for you to get from where you live to the port.
In many roles, tips will double your pay. Here’s how much you can expect to earn on a cruise ship:
- Server: $1,905
- Head Server: $3,020
- Maitre D: $4,100
- Bartender: $2,200
- Spa Worker: $2,400
- Customer service clerk: $1,900
Local churches have a surprising number of work positions. There are paid positions for instructors, musicians, artists, groundskeepers, community organizers and babysitters.
A guidance counsellor can expect to make around $19 per hour. A groundskeeper or custodian might earn $17. Child care workers earn from $10 to $15 in the church’s day care center.
Anybody who is already involved in their local church community might want to ask about opportunities to start working part-time there.
Music Teacher or Performer
Performers and musicians earn $29/ hour on average while doing something they love. There is a lot of people who want to hire musicians at weddings, parties, and community events.
Even more lucrative is working as a private music teacher. They earn up to $37 per hour helping kids and adults develop their own musical abilities.
Become a Nurse
There is a growing demand for qualified caregivers across the USA.
RNs earn up to $37 per hour. The pay for home caregivers is $12 on average, but very little formal education is required to find one of these roles.
Heading back to work part-time can be a fun and lucrative activity for seniors. It helps support you financially in retirement while also giving you the opportunity to be social and active in the community. If any of these job opportunities interest you be sure to sure for more information.