If you wear hearing aids, or know someone who does, then you know that healthy hearing opens a new world of opportunities. One of the most rewarding features is that it is now easier to communicate with others – which is increasingly useful if you are a retiree looking for work after retirement.
Here are a few opportunities that will put your improved hearing to use, and at the same time help you make some extra money in the golden years of your life.
Referee, umpire, or score-keeper
Local youth leagues, amateur leagues, and high schools are always seeking referees, umpires and score-keepers during all their seasons. Check in with these organizations to see if any open positions are available.
Tutors are currently in demand for everything from the core subjects like math, science, and English, to specialized skills such as art, technology and foreign languages. Many tutoring positions require a high school education, while others require a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Online searches can be the best way to locate these positions.
Work-from-home sales or service representative
For a relatively simple way to earn extra income from home and on your own schedule, customer service representative positions are readily available.
The demand for remote workers has been growing, especially from many reputable organizations like Amazon and American Express. It’s not hard to find part-time or full-time customer service and sales representative roles. Finding remote sales or service roles is as easy as heading over to any of the major hiring sites or job posting boards.
While it may not be as lucrative as customer service or writing content, what online jurors lack in pay, they make up for in flair. These jobs consist of simply reacting to case evidence, arguments, themes and testimonies.
A number of companies will pay you to sit on “mock juries” and provide feedback for attorneys and other jury consultants. This helps those who are working on the case to come up with a jury selection strategy, while you earn extra money.
Writer, editor or proofreader
If you enjoy writing or proofreading, there are endless opportunities available, especially in the technological age we live in. There is a plethora of websites that can help you connect to writers and editors for long and short-term projects that can easily fit into your schedule.
Dog-walker or pet-sitter
If you love animals there are lots of opportunities to make extra money working with some furry friends. Many pet owners need extra help ensuring their animals get fresh air and physical activity during the day. This role comes with plenty of exercise.
Working at your old job part-time or freelance consulting
You can easily put your skill set to work – without taking on a full-time role again. A lot of retirees use contacts from their previous business or profession, and combined with their expertise, find work. While some choose to work part-time at their former companies, others may find different opportunities within their field, or even consultant inside of the nonprofit sector.
It can be quite satisfying to do what you love at the end of the day while helping others in the process. Healthy hearing can make your dreams and goals possible. To schedule an appointment today, visit our website. Stay active, stay alert, and keep your ears and hearing as healthy as possible.