What Are the Top Jobs for Older Workers?

Brief

What Are the Top Jobs for Older Workers?

Abstract

This brief identifies the most prevalent and enjoyable occupations for older workers. Many of these jobs require substantial education or experience, but others are less skilled and physically demanding. Among men ages 62 and older, the five most common occupations are delivery workers and truck drivers, janitors, farmers and ranchers, postsecondary teachers, and lawyers. Among women ages 62 and older, the five most common occupations are non-postsecondary teachers, secretaries, personal care aides, registered nurses, and child care workers. The clergy is the favorite occupation for older workers, followed by counselors, supervisors of office and administrative workers, and teachers.

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