36 Best Jobs for over 50’s

Written by RAC Editor
Last updated September 17, 2021

Work is a part of most people’s lives, and for many people over the age of 50, it can be difficult to find jobs. But there are some jobs out there that are perfect for older adults who want to stay active in their careers. In this blog post, we will list 36 jobs that you might not have considered before but could be a great fit!

Museum Curator

A museum curator is responsible for overseeing the organization and management of a museum. They are in charge of everything from managing collections to hiring staff members. Museum curators often work with other museums, galleries or institutions to ensure that their collection meets standards set by peer organizations.

Retail Store Manager

A retail store manager is responsible for overseeing the operations of a single store. They are in charge of making sure that customers have an excellent shopping experience and employees provide quality customer service. A retail store manager will work closely with other departments, including human resources, merchandising, advertising/marketing, purchasing and inventory management to ensure all aspects of running the business run smoothly.

Hobby Shop Owner

A hobby shop owner is responsible for overseeing the operations of a store that specializes in selling supplies and equipment to people interested in various hobbies. They are often working with other speciality shops, including music stores or bookstores, to ensure their customers have access to everything they need. Hobby shop owners will also be responsible for hiring staff members and making sure that their store meets the standards set by other speciality shops.

Tour Guide Operator

A tour guide operator is responsible for leading tours of various locations in their community, such as museums or historic buildings. A tour guide operator will work closely with the organization they are representing to ensure that all aspects of running a successful business run smoothly. They may also be required to help plan and book events.

Catering Supervisor

A catering supervisor is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of a catering business. They will work closely with staff members, including cooks and waiters/waitresses, to ensure that all food meets high standards set by their company’s mission statement or contract specifications.

Librarian Assistant

A librarian assistant is responsible for helping keep the library organized and maintaining all of the books. They will work closely with other employees, including librarians or researchers, to ensure that everything runs smoothly on a daily basis. A librarian assistant may also be required to assist patrons in finding materials they are looking for.

Car or Truck Delivery Driver

A car or truck delivery driver is responsible for delivering products to customers by driving a large vehicle, such as an automobile or heavy-duty truck. They will work closely with other departments, including sales and management, in order to complete their deliveries on time. Car or truck delivery drivers may be required to provide receipts of the items that they have

Restaurant Hostess/Stuart, Server & Bartender

A restaurant hostess/stuart, server and bartender is responsible for providing exceptional customer service to guests. They will work closely with other staff members in order to maintain a well-run establishment at all times. Restaurant hostesses/servers may be required to provide receipts of the items that they have sold or serve during their shift as needed by management.

Medical Office Assistant

A medical office assistant is responsible for performing administrative duties in a medical office. They will work closely with other employees, including doctors and nurses, to ensure that all records run smoothly from day to day. A medical office assistant may also help plan events or coordinate meetings as needed by management.

Massage Therapist

A massage therapist is responsible for helping clients relax and relieve pain by performing therapeutic massages. They may work in a spa or clinic setting, but their exact responsibilities will vary based on the location of their practice. A massage therapist may also be required to help perform other duties around the office as needed by management.

Dog Groomer And/Or Trainer – Includes Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

A dog groomer and/or trainer is responsible for caring for a variety of animals by bathing, cutting fur or training them. They may work with dogs at a kennel, but their exact responsibilities will depend on the type of establishment they are working in as well as the kinds of animals that they have been hired to care for. A dog groomer may also be required to help with other aspects of running a business, including cleaning or maintaining the pet’s enclosure.

Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer & Coach (Group or One on One)

A fitness instructor, personal trainer and coach is responsible for helping clients of all shapes and sizes reach their health goals. Fitness instructors may work with a group or one-on-one in order to help clients improve their cardiovascular endurance as well as tone muscle through resistance training.

Nail Technician and Makeup Artist – Spa Environment

A nail technician and makeup artist is responsible for applying nails to the hands or feet of clients in a spa environment. They may also provide makeovers, such as hair styling and eyebrow waxing services, during their shift if needed by management.

Plant Nursery Owner

A plant nursery owner and manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of a plant nursery business. They will work closely with other employees to ensure that the plants are available when needed at the right price point, as well as that the establishment is well-maintained and tidy at all times. A plant nursery owner may also be required to help with other aspects of running a business, such as hiring or firing employees.

Web Developer (Includes HTML, Javascript & CSS)

A web developer is responsible for developing and maintaining websites. They will work closely with other employees in order to create a high-quality user experience that helps drive traffic and brand awareness of the company’s website or product line. A web developer may also be required to help design, maintain and update databases as needed by management.

Handyman / Handywoman

A handyman or handywoman is responsible for completing a variety of tasks around the house, such as installing new cabinets and painting. They may also be called upon to complete other miscellaneous jobs that require basic tools in order to keep an establishment clean and well-maintained at all times. A handyman or woman will work with management closely to determine their next task each day.

Door-to-door Salesperson

A door-to-door salesperson is responsible for making in-person visits to residential homes or businesses in order to sell a product. They may work on their own, but they will also be expected to work closely with other employees and management while out on the road each day.

Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is responsible for helping clients find the perfect home or office space. They will work closely with other employees in order to ensure that client’s needs are met, as well as help them through each step of the buying process. A real estate agent may also be required to schedule appointments and show properties if needed by management.

Medical Transcriptionist

A medical transcriptionist is responsible for listening to audio recordings of physicians’ notes and typing them into electronic documents. They may work in an office environment, but they will also be required to complete other tasks as needed by management throughout the day.

Librarian – Includes Museum Curator

A librarian or curator is responsible for providing patrons with access to books, media and other research materials. They are also responsible for helping patrons understand how these resources may be used in their day-to-day lives. A librarian or curator may work at a public library, but they will also assist management with various tasks throughout the day as needed by management.

Graphic Designer – Includes Digital Designer

A graphic designer or digital designer is responsible for creating traditional and digital images that can be used to market a company’s product line or services. They will work closely with other employees in order to create quality designs, but they may also need to complete other tasks throughout the day as needed by management. For this reason, it is important that they are able to work in a creative environment.

Customer Service Representative

A customer service representative is responsible for helping customers and clients solve any problems they may be having with a product or company. They will work closely with other employees, as well as management in order to ensure that the needs of each individual client are met throughout their interaction with the business.

Cashier/Sales Associate at Retail & Clothing Stores

A cashier or sales associate is responsible for assisting customers in purchasing products at a retail store. They will work closely with other employees to help run the day-to-day operations of their assigned location, but they may also be asked by management to perform various tasks throughout the shift if needed.

Warehouse Worker / Inventory Control Clerk

A warehouse worker is responsible for completing any tasks required to keep the company’s inventory in order. They are also responsible for helping management with various projects throughout the day as needed by their supervisor.

Auto Dealer Valet and/or Customer Service Associate

An auto dealer valet is responsible for helping customers drive safely to and from parking spaces throughout a dealership. They will work closely with other employees, as well as management in order to ensure that the needs of each individual client are met at all times.

Pet Groomer

A pet groomer is responsible for providing care and attention to animals that may be in need of grooming. They will work closely with other employees, as well as management in order to ensure that the needs of each individual pet are met throughout their interactions at the company.

Delivery Person / Courier

A delivery person or courier is responsible for delivering packages to their destination as quickly and safely as possible. They will work closely with other employees, but they may also be required by management to complete various tasks throughout the day if needed by their supervisor.

Real Estate Appraiser Assistant

A real estate appraiser assistant is responsible for helping a property’s value be determined in order to help determine an asking price. They will work closely with other employees, as well as management in order to ensure that the needs of each individual client are met throughout their interaction with the company.

Home Health Aide

A home health aide is responsible for providing care to clients in need of assistance at their homes. They will work closely with other employees, as well as management in order to ensure that the needs of each individual client are met throughout their interactions with the company.

Construction Estimator or Project Manager

A construction estimator or project manager is responsible for helping clients develop a new building, structure, etc. by providing them with cost estimates and creating plans to follow throughout the process of development. They will work closely with other employees as well as management in order to ensure that the needs of each individual client are met throughout their interactions with the company.

Massage Therapist

A massage therapist is responsible for providing clients with therapeutic massages in order to help them relax and recover from various injuries, illnesses or aches. They will work closely with other employees as well as management in order to ensure that the needs of each individual client are met throughout their interactions with the company.

Dental Hygienist Assistant

A dental hygienist assistant is responsible for carrying out various tasks that are delegated to them by the dental hygienist. They will work closely with other employees as well as management in order to ensure that the needs of each individual patient are met throughout their interactions with the company.

Home-based Travel Agent

A home-based travel agent is responsible for helping clients find the perfect vacation package by searching various destinations, flights, etc. They will work closely with other employees as well as management in order to ensure that the needs of each individual client are met throughout their interactions with the company.

Administrative Assistant

An administrative assistant is responsible for providing support to various areas of a business by completing tasks that are delegated to them. They will work closely with other employees as well as management in order to ensure that the needs of each individual client are met throughout their interactions with the company.

Cashier and Sales Associate

A cashier and sales associate is responsible for helping customers by providing them with various products that they may need. They will also help to ensure the needs of each individual client are met throughout their interactions with the company.

Residential Advisor or Caretaker Assistant

A residential advisor or caretaker assistant is responsible for completing certain tasks around a property, such as mowing the lawn or shovelling snow, in addition to taking care of any animals that may be kept on site. They will work closely with other employees as well as management in order to ensure that the needs of each individual client are met throughout their interactions with the company.

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Last Updated: Friday September 17 2021
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