8 Great Types of Home Jobs for Retirees

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.com.

Ah, the golden years! For many, it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy life. But what if you want to work a little in retirement too?

There are many jobs for retirees that can supplement your income and increase your overall happiness. And the best news. There are more work-from-home jobs for seniors than ever before.

The industries below offer everything from full-time to freelance to part-time work. All offer workplace flexibility that enables older workers to balance their business life with their personal life, thereby allowing them to enjoy their retirement while remaining active through work.

Below are general job categories perfect for retirees, as well as the latest work-from-home job openings from the FlexJobs database.

1. Accounting and finance

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If numbers are your thing, you can count your way to a new job in accounting and finance. A career in this field can be anything from managing accounts payable to organizing records and paying bills.

Taking on corporate, small business or individual clients will help you build your own small business.

Recent jobs: work from home:

  • Commercial Accounting Coordinator
  • Tax Research Analyst
  • Credit Analyst – Asset Based Lending

2. Administrative

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Those who work in the administrative field may deal with personnel matters, manage projects, or be responsible for all incoming and outgoing communications. They may even have financial responsibilities depending on the position.

Time management and organizational skills are also a must, as is a natural ability to manage a situation and organize it to the benefit of the client.

Recent jobs: work from home:

  • Cardmember support
  • Medicaid eligibility attorney
  • Office assistant

3. Customer Service

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Customer service representatives communicate with customers via phone, email, and chat. They are the company’s point of contact and help customers solve their problems or answer their questions.

You need basic computer skills such as data entry; internet search skills to help you find answers; and the ability to help multiple clients at the same time.

Recent jobs: work from home:

  • Corporate Contact Specialist
  • Support Specialist Level 1
  • Inbound Customer Service Representative – PM Shifts

4. Editing

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If you have an eagle’s eye for detail, grammar, and spelling, editing may be the perfect career for you. As an editor, you will review, proofread, and edit the written work before it is published. You may even be asked to do some of your own writing or even supervise other writers.

Editors work in print and digital publications and can work as freelancers or employees.

Recent jobs: work from home:

  • Copywriter:
  • Marketing content writer
  • Medical proofreader

5. Education and training

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Those who enjoy working with people and helping them learn new things are well suited for careers in education and training. In addition to helping to design and deliver lessons, educators are also responsible for assessing their students’ understanding and knowledge of a variety of topics.

Patience and the desire to learn are the two main characteristics of workers in this field.

Recent jobs: work from home:

  • Music Appreciation Teacher
  • Practice Management and Productivity Coach
  • A leader in partnership learning

6. Non-profit and charity

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If you want to do good in this world, a career in a non-profit organization may be the key. Nonprofit work can be done for environmental or green organizations, as well as local community organizations that help the underprivileged.

Nonprofit and charity workers typically possess administrative skills and a strong desire to help improve their community and the world.

Recent jobs: work from home:

  • Epic Inpatient Clinical Manager
  • Graphic consultant
  • Research and Reporting Database Officer

7. Translation

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Translators and interpreters speak, read and write fluently in at least two languages. As a translator or interpreter, you will translate information from one language to another.

If you are fluent in English and another language, you are an ideal candidate to become a translator or interpreter.

Recent jobs: work from home:

  • English, Spanish language translator
  • ASL – American Sign Language video translator
  • Turkish Document Reviewer – Legal, Claims Review

8. Write

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If you have a love for words, you can definitely find a position as a writer. Writers can find work in a variety of outlets, such as traditional newspapers and magazines, as well as websites, forums, and blogs.

Falling into two categories (authors and technical writers), writers can often be called feature writers, bloggers, editors, columnists, or even news writers. Strong research and writing skills are essential for this field.

Recent jobs: work from home:

  • Content Strategist and UX Copywriter
  • Copywriter:
  • Marketing content writer

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