Best Part-Time Jobs for Baby Boomers

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.

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