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Best jobs for people over 50 years in Hawaii

Posted by | December 17, 2015 | Job search, Jobhunting, Labor Market Facts Hawaii

The latest data show the unemployment rate for those over age 55 stands at just 4.1%, compared with 5.7% for the total population and a steep 18.8% for teens (December 2015). Great news for those looking for a second career or a way to earn extra cash. But where to focus your energies? Below is a list of the top 10 best jobs for more senior job seekers in Hawaii. When you think about an ageing population, many of these ideas make perfect sense, but some of them may be new to you. This overview also shows which senior jobs are projected to have the most growth in the coming years. Maybe you already have the skills to enter the job market in one of these areas right away, maybe you need to get another certification under your belt. Either way, these top 10 jobs should help you jump in to your next challenge!

The top 10 Best jobs for people over 50 years in Hawaii:

1). Patient Advocate Jobs

Support patients as they navigate the health care system. Growth projection for health care social workers, which includes some advocates: 26.8 percent.

2). Interpreter

Use your fluency in English and other languages to provide translations in health care and other fields. Growth: 46.1 percent

3). Dietitian

Hospitals, retirement communities and companies with wellness programs hire dietitians to do nutritional screenings and meal planning. Growth: 21.1 percent

4). Fitness trainer Jobs

There’s a big need for trainers who design workouts for people ages 65 to 90. Growth: 12.5 percent

5). Independent contractor

Whatever your occupation, do it on your own and sell your services to others.

6). Massage therapist

Massages are growing at spas, clinics and hotels. Growth: 22.6 percent

7). Eco-landscaper Jobs

Green thumbs willing to train in horticulture and landscape design can join the burgeoning field of “sustainable” gardening, which uses less water. Growth of landscape designers: 14.3 percent

8). Accountant/financial manager

Good with numbers? Help businesses, nonprofits and others with payroll, accounts payable, taxes and financial reports. Growth: 13.1 percent

9). Home modification professional Jobs

Retrofit houses to meet the needs of older homeowners. Growth for construction managers, which includes some home modification professionals: 16.1 percent.

10). Personal financial adviser

Help consumers with taxes, investments and estate planning. Growth projection: 27 percent.

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