List of hot 'encore jobs' for those seeking change

Associated Press Modified: September 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm •  Published: September 6, 2012
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A list of some "encore jobs" — those with community or social value — that are anticipated to have high need or demand in coming years for workers looking to make career shifts in their 50s or 60s, according to "The Encore Career Handbook":

HEALTH CARE

Nurse

Licensed practical nurse (LPN)

Registered nurse (RN)

Nurse practitioner

Nurse instructor

Physician assistant

Emergency medical technician (EMT)

Home health aide

Physical or occupational therapist

Massage therapist

Yoga instructor

Patient navigator/advocate

Community health worker

Health or wellness coach

Home modification specialist

SOCIAL SERVICES, COUNSELING AND COACHING

Bereavement/grief counselor

Child care worker

Pastoral counselor

Addiction counselor

Career/vocational counselor

Career coach

Social worker

Elder advocate and gerontology worker

EDUCATION

Teacher

Teacher assistant/aide or paraprofessional

Substitute teacher

After-school program support staff

Reading tutor

Nonprofit fundraiser/development professional

Grant writer

Nonprofit social media manager

Interim nonprofit executive director

GREEN JOBS

Weatherization installer/technician

Solar installation trainer

Energy auditor

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On the Net:

Top 5 encore job fields at http://www.encore.org/work/top5



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