Thursday, June 7, 2018

Money Makers: Top Occupations Held by American's 65 and Over

You can still start a business at 70-years-old!  This according to a study by which surveyed 1,100 Americans.
Baby boomers are retiring in record numbers and with higher life expectancy and better healthcare, a record number of people 65 and older are projected to keep working. 
For example, postsecondary teachers 65 and older make up 11.3 percent of the workforce and despite universities trying to buy out older professors, retirement offers are being declined, and 15 percent plan to keep teaching until they are 80.

The team at studied elderly employment trends and found the Top 11 Occupations Held by Americans 65 and Over.
1)      Management: 320,000 employed; 8.2% of the workforce
2)      Farmers: 293,000 employed; 29.9% of the workforce
3)      Retail Sales: 269,000 employed; 8.2% of workforce
4)      Administrative Support: 246,000 employed; 8.5% of workforce
5)      Drivers: 245,000 employed; 7.4% of workforce
6)      CEO’s: 198,000 employed; 12.8% of workforce
7)      Retail Supervisors: 197,000 employed; 6.1% of workforce
8)      Janitors: 180,000 employed; 8% of workforce
9)      Real Estate Agents: 179,000; 21.1% of workforce
10)   Elementary and Middle School Teachers: 152,000; 5% of workforce
11)   Postsecondary Teachers: 152,000; 11.3% of workforce

To view the complete study, based on data collected and analyzed from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, please visit the Elderly Employment Study from

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