Low-Stress Jobs After Retirement
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15 Low-Stress Jobs After Retirement

Here are the 15 best low-stress jobs after retirement!

1. Writer/Editor

Any writing or editing position is perfect for retirees with prior experience in either of the fields. The beauty of these positions is the majority of them can be done from home. This is ideal for seniors looking to work from home during the ongoing pandemic. Anyone with writing experience can find writing online to be a very profitable hobby. No experience in writing is still okay! There are many websites in need of bloggers these days. Of course, some of these positions may start as unpaid, but they will provide valuable experience.

Pros:

  • Schedule flexibility.
  • Create a portfolio of work.
  • Make professional connections.

2. Tutor

If you wish to pass on knowledge you’ve gained during your academic or professional career, a tutoring position may be for you. Begin by tutoring younger students in need of extra help. Private tutoring can be performed in either the comfort of your own home, the student’s home or a public library. Many parents are seeking experienced tutors nowadays. This is a great way to earn some extra cash and develop relationships.

Pros:

  • Work remotely.
  • Set your own rates.
  • Schedule flexibility.

3. Tour Guide

This is a very popular position for any retiree to take. There is nothing stressful about leading tours, especially in an area near and dear to your heart. In most cases, you will be dealing with happy travelers just looking for a relaxing and fun adventure. This job my be your best bet if flexible hours are desired. Most tours tend to run on nights and weekends.

Pros:

  • Social interaction.
  • Pass on knowledge.
  • Excellent learning opportunity.

4. Data Entry

If you are looking for a position that allows you to work remotely, it’s tough to find a better gig than a data entry position. Data entry differs from customer service in that you will not have to speak on the phone and interact with individuals all day. Anyone applying for these positions must own a computer and be tech-savvy. You can always take online tests to improve your typing skills and speed.

Pros:

  • Work remotely.
  • Set hours/pay.
  • Sharpen computer skills.

5. Customer Service

Especially during the pandemic, the majority of these positions shifted to at-home responsibilities. Most customer service roles will involve taking incoming phone calls, and engaging in chats/emails. Access to high-speed internet and landline telephones are necessities.

Pros:

  • Social interactions.
  • Constant work.
  • Set pay rate.

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6. Musician

Perhaps playing an instrument was something you had to put on the backburner during your working days. Well, now is the time to pick the instrument back up! Check online to see if there are any music opportunities near you. Is a band full of retirees seeking a guitar player or is a restaurant looking for a soft pianist?

Pros:

  • Sharpen technical skills.
  • Set your own rate.
  • Schedule flexibility.

7. Career Coach

The younger generations are constantly seeking guidance when it comes to career paths. You should consider the idea of becoming a career coach; passing on your valuable knowledge and experience. If you are constantly referencing how you’ve seen it all during your career, now’s the time to prove it! Online video platforms like Zoom and Skype make this position easy to do from home.

Pros:

  • Make connections/relationships.
  • Pass on knowledge.
  • Work remotely.

8. Pet Sitter

Yes, there is a way to get more animals in your life! Dog walking and/or pet sitting are services that many busy adults often seek. In addition to spending time with some new furry friends, this is also a great way to get exercise. When owners go on trips, you can always offer to spend the night(s) with their pets. There are many apps that make this service quick and easy.

Pros:

  • Set your own rates.
  • Interactions with animals.
  • Determine your own schedule.

9. Hairdresser

If this is a hobby of yours, it’s time to make some extra cash for it! Anyone with prior experience and a touch of style can start a hairdressing business right from home. Combine your hobby with social interactions and this can be a very rewarding position for retirees.

Pros:

  • Work from home.
  • Set your own rates.
  • Social interactions.

10. Photographer

Photography is a great hobby for retirees with a passion. Start by booking smaller jobs, and that experience could eventually lead to getting booked for company events or weddings. It’s very easy to become a freelance photographer and get paid by using various online apps.

Pros:

  • Turn hobby into profession.
  • Set your own rates.
  • Set your own schedule.

11. Librarian

You may have always been a bookworm, but finding the time to read was difficult while working and raising a family. Retirement provides the opportunity to read more than ever before. Some of the benefits of this position include peace and quiet, steady income and hours.

Pros:

  • Set schedule and pay rate.
  • Peace and quiet.
  • Access to books and computers.

12. Sell Crafts

This is becoming a very popular way for people to make money on the side. Create various things like paintings, vases or even scarfs. Then, put these items up online to see if there is a market for your work. Markets and fairs can also still be utilized for these purposes.

Pros:

  • Creative freedom.
  • Set your own prices.
  • Create an audience/following.

13. Mentor

With this position, career coaching and tutoring can be combined into one. Seniors who love sharing information and guiding younger ones through difficult times will excel in this role. Make some new friends and relationships by becoming a mentor.

Pros:

  • Creates meaningful relationships.
  • Share experiences.
  • Set pay rate.

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14. Interior Designer

Passion can lead to pay if you decide to pursue interior designing during retirement. Do you often find friends and family asking for your opinion regarding designs and layouts? Well, this could be the perfect job for you then. Interior designing is certainly possible to do virtually.

Pros:

  • Work remotely.
  • Turn passion into pay.
  • Set rates.

15. Paid Surveys

Do you want to work and earn cash on your own schedule? Filling out paid surveys may be the best way to do that. Many companies will pay individuals for their thoughts on new products and services. These surveys help to guide marketing and developing departments.

Pros:

  • Work when you want to.
  • Help local companies.
  • Social interactions.

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