8. Online Tutor
Average salary : $17.50 per hour
With so many schools closed to in-person classes during the pandemic, many families have turned to online tutoring services to help their children learn. This demand has created employment opportunities for older people, many of whom already have some experience in these professions. Among the companies that have recently hired is iTutor, which helps students prepare for their college entrance exams. Like many employers in the online tutoring industry, iTutor offers training to the workers it hires.
9. Project Manager
Average salary : $35.40 per hour
If you have experience driving large projects from concept to completion, many companies may be willing to hire you even if the job posting calls for a college degree. Digital marketing company Counterintuity was recently looking for a project manager who could work remotely. Just like the National Older Worker Career Center.
10. Social Media Coordinator
Average salary : $19.04 per hour
In these jobs, you take responsibility for a company’s interactions with people through its official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms. You’ll need experience producing messages that are engaging, but also reflect your employer’s voice and values.
11. Technical Support Specialist
Average salary : $24.95 per hour
If you have a knack for helping colleagues troubleshoot problems with their laptops or other office technology, this job might be for you. Troubleshooting experience with networking technologies is usually a requirement for these positions.
Average salary : $17.07 per hour
These jobs require you to listen to audio recordings – of meetings, TV shows, podcasts, etc. – then type what was said so people can read it later. In many cases, schedules are flexible, with workers choosing the files they wish to transcribe, then being paid once the assignments are completed. Tech company Rev was one of many employers looking for remote transcriptionists.
Average salary : $21.06 per hour
If you are fluent in a language in addition to English, many employers may be looking to hire you. Your typing and editing skills will also need to be strong.
14. Travel agency
Average salary : $18.43 per hour
As COVID-19 restrictions on travel continue to lift, many travel agencies are hiring workers to help them meet customer needs. Employers generally require candidates to have some experience in the field, but a degree is rarely required.
15. Virtual Assistant
Average salary : $19.62 per hour
This profession gained momentum during the pandemic as many employers turned to on-demand workers and short-term freelancers when everyone was working remotely. You usually won’t need a college degree, but you should have experience using software such as, for example, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and QuickBooks.
Kenneth Terrell covers employment, age discrimination, work and jobs, careers, and the federal government for AARP. He previously worked for the Education Writers Association and US News and World Reportwhere he reported on government and political news, business, education, science and technology, and the art of living.