Best jobs if you’re over 50
You’ve had a great run in your career. Now you can afford to follow a passion or enjoy a less taxing, yet satisfying, workweek. These top 20 jobs score high for flexibility and social meaning, enjoy relatively low stress, and none require advanced degrees.
Median pay: $47,800 Top pay: $61,900 10-year job growth: 12% Total jobs: 10,000
The job: Marry your professional skills with a cause you believe in by writing and coordinating funding requests for a nonprofit, school or government agency.
More than 1.5 million organizations depend on grants to keep programs running, especially important in a sluggish economy. Many grant writers consult, giving you control over how much work you take on and when you do it.
How to switch: Demonstrate good writing skills and passion for the project. Find a workshop at grantwritingusa.com.