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Best Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

You’ve worked hard for your retirement. But what if a few months pass and you’re — dare you say it — bored? Luckily, there are lots of ways to dip your toes back into the working world without making a leap back into full-time employment. Here are some of the best part-time jobs for retirees. Read on and see if one of these part-time jobs would be a good fit for you!

​Library Assistant/Aide

You may like it if…

If you have a degree in library science and a knack for organization. As a library assistant, you’ll likely be in charge of duties like re-shelving books and helping patrons with questions. The hours will depend on the library; smaller branches will have limited hours, while bigger ones or libraries on college campuses might be open late and/or on weekends.

Pass if…

If libraries seem like a real snooze and your interest in books is limited, this may not be the most rewarding choice when it comes to part-time jobs. Libraries are an important part of the community they’re located in, and if that prospect doesn’t excite you, you may want to look for part-time jobs that would be a better fit.

Bookkeeper

You may like it if…

You’re detail oriented and enjoy data entry. If you have an accounting background, you’re in luck! Lots of small businesses need help with handling their financial records. Hours are likely to be flexible, though the hours will vary by the business. Generally, being a bookkeeper means maintaining an inventory database, tracking accounts receivable and accounts payable, and handling everything from delinquent accounts to audits.

Pass if…

Math is not really your thing, or you’re looking for more frequent part-time work; most businesses need bookkeepers for a week or two per month. And if your attention to detail is only so-so, consider this: Your data makes a huge impact on the business you work for.

Retail

You may like it if…

You enjoy customer service. Most retail jobs offer plenty of flexible part-time options. Have a store in town you enjoy? Retail jobs often come with perks like discounts on merchandise. Plus, there’s no end to the variety of stores. If you’re handy, a hardware store might align with your passion for fixing things. Are you a clothes horse? A local boutique might value your eye for good taste. And if cooking is your thing, grocery stores and small food shops might be a great way to earn a little extra money and get out of the house a few days a week.

Pass if…

Being social isn’t high on your list, or you can’t spend a lot of time on your feet. Retail typically means a lot of time standing, walking and talking.

Tour Guide

You may like it if…

You enjoy history and answering questions. Many local museums need tour guides to educate visitors about their exhibits and points of interest. Are you a Civil War buff, and live near a famous battle site? Is there a home in your town that once belonged to someone famous that hosts tours? Historical sites both big and small can be found all over the country, and chances are there’s one in your town.

Pass if…

You’re not into weekends. Many tours take place when — you guessed it — people are off work. You’ll also need to do some homework in order to be able to answer any questions that may come your way! A passion for your subject is also helpful if you’re going to make history come alive for visitors.

Tax Preparer

You may like it if…

Numbers are your thing. Were you a certified public accountant (CPA)? Even better. Tax season can be hectic for accounting firms, and they’re almost always looking for qualified help January through April. If you find solving problems and financial puzzles exciting, this may be the part-time gig for you.

Pass if…

You don’t have the credentials. While you don’t have to be a CPA, in order to help with taxes you do need to register with the IRS. Tax preparers also need to pay a small fee in order to get a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) and pass an IRS competency exam.

Tutor

You may like it if…

Have a passion for helping students succeed? Tutors are often in high demand, especially in late winter (SAT and ACT season is coming!). If you’re a former teacher, even better! Hours are flexible, and there are some students that need additional help throughout the summer to stay on top of their academics.

Pass if…

You don’t enjoy a challenge. You’re helping kids learn, and you’ll be working with different personalities. If this isn’t your idea of an enjoyable post-retirement job, take a pass on tutoring.

Preparing for Retirement

What if you’re not quite ready for retirement, and need guidance on what it’ll take to get there? Talk to your local Farm Bureau agent. He or she can help you navigate what your ideal retirement means for you, and can help you protect what matters most in your world.  


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