Today I Learned...
ob searches in your 50s can be harder than those when you're younger, but not impossible.
Older workers have a lot to offer, and there are plenty of industries that need their skills. In fact, there are more opportunities than ever before for women over 50 to find rewarding careers!
Here are the top 5 careers for women over 50:
1. Real Estate Agent
The average age of a real estate agent is 54, and more than 60% of those who pursue this career as their main source of income are women. Real estate licenses are fairly inexpensive to acquire, as budget-friendly online courses can be completed and licensing exam fees typically cost less than $500.
New licensees have a variety of brokerage firms to choose from, depending on their work styles. Salaries vary—real estate agents earn more in high-population areas and deal exclusively with luxury properties marketed toward wealthy clients.
2. Personal Trainer
Baby boomers and other older fitness enthusiasts are fueling a rise in demand for personal training services, making it possible for women over age 50 to start careers as trainers.
While personal trainers often pursue credentials to help others achieve fitness goals, some people also do so in order to become entrepreneurs and share their journeys toward health with clients or corporations, such as gyms.
Tutoring is another great option for women over 50. You can pick your own hours, and many tutors can work from home or other locations of their choosing. It’s also a flexible job that can be done part-time if you only have time to commit to a few hours a week.
Tutoring gives you the chance to make an impact in someone else’s life while earning money at the same time!
Nursing is a great career for women over 50. Nursing is a growing field that offers excellent job opportunities, and it's an ideal fit for many women who like to help others or work with people.
If you love taking care of others and want to earn good money doing it, consider becoming an RN (registered nurse). Nurses are needed in all areas of health care—from hospitals to clinics—and they can advance from registered nurse status through several levels of professional training and certifications.
5. Financial Advisor
The financial advisor field is a popular one, and there are many different kinds of jobs to choose from. If you'd like to work as a financial advisor, you can find opportunities in the insurance industry, banks and credit unions, securities industry, or even the financial planning industry.
As you can see, there's a lot of variety to be found in what careers are available for women over 50.
The most important thing to remember is that you don't have to settle for something because it's easy or safe—you should choose something that will make you happy and fulfilled as well!
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