Best Retirement Jobs

For retirement income and personal satisfaction


Best Retirement jobs can supplement retirement income, and give personal satisfaction. According to Merrill Lynch ‘New Retirement Study’ here are the top ten retirement jobs retirees are drawn to: 


Top Ten Retirement Jobs:

1.   Consultant

2.   Teacher

3.   Customer Greeter

4.   Tour Guide

5.   Retail Sales Clerk

6.   Bookkeeper

7.   Home Handyman

8.   Bed and Breakfast Owner/Manager

9.   Security Screener

10. Real Estate Agent

Why Retirement Jobs?

Why read an article on best retirement jobs?  In planning for retirement it is advisable to have more than one source of retirement income. The traditional sources are Social Security, Employer Pension, and Personal Savings. These sources are becoming less reliable.

Governments are under pressure to cut spending, fewer employers are offering defined benefit schemes, and saving is difficult if you also have to pay off debt.

Best Retirement jobs–sounds like an oxymoron! It is indeed strange to find the words ‘retirement’ and ‘jobs’ in the same sentence.

And yet, people may seek senior jobs to supplement retirement income, or may continue to work for personal satisfaction. Often, seniors retire from one career only to begin another.

Hopefully, your retirement financial planning has ensured that you are supported in some manner. So, retirement jobs for seniors are not just about the money.

My Dream Retirement Jobs:








  • Professional Speaker- using my Toastmasters skills.
  • Corporate Historian - my MBA thesis was a company case study
  • Life Coaching on a cruise ship
  • Work in Africa-I have the contacts and I lived there in the seventies
  • Tour Guide-using my extensive travel and hill walking experience
  • Scuba Diving - assist my friend in his Scuba school in the Canary Islands
  • Learn Keyboard and join a band, I sang at the Village Inn CA and the China club Hong Kong!
  • Local Radio presenter/DJ, I have some radio experience.
  • Take an acting course and become an extra - I shouted the lines Fire! Fire, from the wings, in a Shakespearean play.
  • Teach Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis, which I am qualified to do

Your Best Retirement Jobs

My Dream Retirement Jobs is a list of fun/cool ideas. I won’t do most of them ... but I could! They are offered here as thought starters, for your retirement jobs options. 

What are the skills you use when you are enjoying yourself the most, either at work or recreation? 

‘Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.  And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.’

Steve Jobs

Wouldn’t it be nice to find a job that feeds your self-esteem by the very doing of it, because you get to use the skills you most love to use, in the field you most love to work in, moving towards those goals you would most love to accomplish? That’s possible in retirement jobs! 

Here is the link to Merrill Lynch best retirement jobs referred to above.


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