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Great Second Careers

How they did it and you can too

How Leland Melvin Went From the NFL to an Astronaut

The former player talks about embracing change

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10 Careers Worth Going Back to School For

Change careers to one these fast-growing fields

So You Want to be a Physical Therapist

Fast-growing demand, good pay and off-the-charts job satisfaction make the physical therapist career appealing

A Second Career, Helping Others

California ski enthusiasts didn’t have to look far to find their calling


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Help bring relief to seniors who are struggling to meet their basic needs

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AARP Foundation: Back to Work 50+

This program connects 50+ workers with the information, training, support, work experience, and employer access they need to get back into the workforce.

  • Future of Work

    A Public Policy Institute multiyear initiative to examine the new work reality, discuss how workers can adapt to the challenges of today and be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow.

  • Business Case for Workers 50+

    This 2015 study reveals that experienced workers provide value to employers through high engagement, lower turnover, strong work ethic and professionalism.


Uncover Your Calling

Use "Work Reimagined: Uncover Your Calling" to figure out what you're meant to do with your gifts and what best enables you to experience fulfillment in all phases of your life

Refire! Don't Retire

Read Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz's "Refire" for a humorous and practical guide on how to lead a fulfilling second half of life

Great Jobs for Everyone 50+

Get the latest how-to guide "Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy ... And Pays the Bills" to find profitable, fulfilling work after 50

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