5 Careers for the Senior Set

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More Americans than ever are working past retirement age, whether it’s to supplement a nest egg or just to stay active. An AARP survey of workers over 50 in 2011 found that almost half planned to work at least part-time in retirement. Here are five senior-friendly careers suitable for those not quite ready to hang up their hats:

Nonprofit fundraising:

Leverage those managerial skills and stuffed Rolodex into a rewarding job with your favorite nonprofit. “Older workers have networks that are really valuable to employers, especially for fundraising,” says Richard Johnson, a research director on retirement and income for the Urban Institute. He also warns that the stress of raising money can sometimes cause burnout, and cash-strapped nonprofits may not jump to hire expensive, older workers.

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