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Great Jobs for Workers Over 50

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  • 10 Great Jobs for workers over 50 - Interpreter


    En español |  Use your fluency in English and other languages to provide translations in health care and other fields. Growth: 46.1 percent.

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  • 10 Great Jobs for workers over 50 - Patient Advocate

    Patient Advocate

    Support patients as they navigate the health care system. Growth projection for health care social workers, which includes some advocates: 26.8 percent.

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  • 10 Great Jobs for workers over 50 - Dietician


    Hospitals, retirement communities and companies with wellness programs hire dietitians to do nutritional screenings and meal planning. Growth: 21.1 percent.

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  • 10 Great Jobs for workers over 50 - Fitness trainer

    Fitness trainer

    There's a big need for trainers who design workouts for people ages 65 to 90. Growth: 12.5 percent.

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    AARP Offer: Discover Yourself Through Your Work

    AARP’s Job Board is a great way to find the perfect job for you. The Work and Jobs section of our website also includes valuable tools, information and resources to achieve your professional and income goals.

    Keep up with the latest tips on job hunting and more by signing up for the AARP Webletter.

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  • 10 Great Jobs for workers over 50 - Independent Contractor

    Independent contractor

    Whatever your occupation, do it on your own and sell your services to others.

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  • 10 Great Jobs for workers over 50 - Massage Therapist

    Massage therapist

    Massages are growing at spas, clinics and hotels. Growth: 22.6 percent.

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  • 10 Great Jobs for workers over 50 - Eco-landscaper
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    Green thumbs willing to train in horticulture and landscape design can join the burgeoning field of "sustainable" gardening, which uses less water. Growth of landscape designers: 14.3 percent.

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  • 10 Great Jobs for workers over 50 - Accountant / financial manager
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    Accountant/financial manager

    Good with numbers? Help businesses, nonprofits and others with payroll, accounts payable, taxes and financial reports. Growth: 13.1 percent.

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  • 10 Great Jobs for workers over 50 - Home modification pro

    Home modification professional

    Retrofit houses to meet the needs of older homeowners. Growth for construction managers, which includes some home modification professionals: 16.1 percent.

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  • 10 Great Jobs for workers over 50 - Personal Financial Advisor

    Personal financial adviser

    Help consumers with taxes, investments and estate planning. Growth projection: 27 percent.

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Sources: Getting the Job You Want After 50 for Dummies by Kerry Hannon, Bureau of Labor Statistics growth projections for 2012 to 2022.


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