Best Part-Time Jobs for Baby Boomers

by Mark Gleason

Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin have researched and written more than 20 books on career topics, including 225 Best Jobs for Baby Boomers, a compendium of dozens of lists of desirable and growing fields for baby boomers. The list below ranks part-time careers that employ a high percentage of baby boomers on a combination of four criteria: percentage of part-time workers, earnings, projected growth and number of openings.

Job Percent Part-Time Workers Annual Earnings Percent Growth Annual Openings
Teachers, Postsecondary  27.7%    $54,406  38.1%  216,000
Registered Nurses  22.0%    $53,640  27.3%  215,000
Pharmacists  17.3%    $87,160  30.1%    23,000
Clinical Psychologists   27.2%    $56,360  24.4%    17,000
Counseling Psychologists  27.2%    $56,360  24.4%    17,000
School Psychologists  27.2%    $56,360  24.4%    17,000
Instructional Coordinators  16.5%    $50,060  25.4%    18,000
Security Guards  15.1%    $20,520  31.9%  228,000 
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers  41.0%    $31,530  40.1%    39,000
Speech-Language Pathologists  28.1%    $53,790  27.2%    10,000
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services  17.3%    $24,420  23.2%  219,000
Personal and Home Care Aides  34.0%    $17,020  40.5%  154,000
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses  19.1%    $34,650  20.2%  105,000
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists  16.0%    $46,710  19.3%    21,000
Teacher Assistants   41.1%    $19,760  23.0%  259,000
Legal Secretaries  17.5%    $37,390  18.8%    39,000
Chiropractors  22.2%    $67,940  23.3%      3,000
Audiologists  22.7%    $53,040  29.0%      1,000
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  21.7%    $19,110  18.3%  454,000
Caption Writers  24.2%    $45,460  16.1%    23,000
Copy Writers  24.2%    $45,460  16.1%    23,000
Creative Writers  24.2%    $45,460  16.1%    23,000
Poets and Lyricists  24.2%    $45,460  16.1%    23,000
Medical Secretaries  17.5%    $27,030  17.2%    50,000
Optometrists  25.1%    $88,290  17.1%      2,000

 

 

Republished with permission from 225 Best Jobs for Baby Boomers, by Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., 2006, © JIST Publishing.


by Mark Gleason | Thursday, August 27, 2009 | Career Change

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