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6 Careers Worth Going Back to School For

An expert's top choices of new careers

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AARP Members Make a Difference!

Gary Laabs found his third career as a nurse at 65

Part-Time Jobs

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5 Up-and-Coming Part-Time Jobs

Employers are expected to do more hiring for these positions

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People Who Followed Their Passions After 50

'Spinoffs' Season 2: A video series from AARP Studios

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10 Jobs That Could Lure You Out of Retirement

These gigs offer unique rewards — do any match your interests?

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Programs & Initiatives

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.

  • AARP Foundation SCSEP Program

    Operated by the US Department of Labor, SCSEP is is the nation's oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work.

  • Employer Pledge Program

    A national effort to connect job seekers to employers that value and are hiring experienced workers to help companies solve their current and future staffing challenges.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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How to Get the Job You Want after 50 for Dummies

Getting the Job You Want

Coming back into the workforce or have been laid off? Let "Getting the Job You Want After 50 for Dummies' be your guide to finding rewarding employment

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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

AARP Books: Work Reimagined

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


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