Many people find that the dream of retirement is far different than the reality. If you are planning to retire or have recently retired and have discovered that you actually enjoy having a job to do, you may want to consider finding a part-time position. Part-time work can be incredibly fulfilling, especially if you’re the kind of person who enjoys contributing and working with others. Here are several options you might want to look at if you’re interested in part-time work after retirement.
Some retired people are ideally suited for seasonal employment. If you spend parts of the year in different places, a seasonal job may be ideal for you because it won’t require you to stay in the same location year round. National and state parks, local sporting venues, as well as seasonal retailers often hire seasonal employees at different times of the year.
If you like reading, learning new things and helping others, a position as a university researcher may be ideal for you. You can contact your local university and ask if there are any positions in fields related to your work experience. If not, you may be able to begin as a volunteer and then progress to a part-time worker.
If you have any kind of experience that others would find valuable, you may be able to find work as a tutor. Students often need tutors in common subject areas such as math, science and language, though there is a range of tutoring opportunities available if you know where to find students. Tutors also have the luxury of setting their own prices and schedules.