The most encouraging news, according to a recent study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College , is that “the jobs potentially open to older workers tend to pay better but are less likely to provide benefits.”
Some employers want older workers for certain jobs, but they are rarely lucrative and may not offer health insurance.
The research surveyed five major sources for job openings and found the highest number of openings for these occupations: 1) Office/Administrative Support 2) Healthcare Support 3) Sales 4) Computer/Mathematical 5) Transportation/Material Moving What do these jobs pay?
Looking at full-time annual salaries, the averages in the three most common occupations are $35,800 (office support), $22,900 (healthcare support), and $52,400 (sales); these numbers compare to an economy-wide average wage in 2019 of $51,500,” the researchers found.
“Naturally, occupations requiring more education and skills, such as management, computers, engineering, and health and legal practitioners, offer much higher salaries – over $65,000.”