By Samuel Greengard
Boomers reinvented society. Now they're reinventing themselves, and AARP desires to facilitate that process.
AARP Crash direction to find the paintings You Love explores either the motivations and the tools of these playing the social phenomenon often called recareering. whether or not they are the right age to have earned their AARP card or now not, a brand new iteration of yankee staff is not any longer counting the times until eventually retirement; as a substitute they are looking larger achievement of their own lives through tackling new—and frequently even more socially significant—work.
Switching careers is a problem at any age, but boomers could have extra to beat than their more youthful opposite numbers: they need to toughen their schooling or hunt down retraining; take care of seismic way of life shifts akin to much less source of revenue and a brand new circle of acquaintances; and reconcile themselves to the truth that even the main lucrative place isn't any panacea for life's difficulties.
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Yet there’s little question that a tighter job market is emerging—particularly in key areas such as healthcare, science, engineering, information technology, and systems programming and development. According to consulting firm Ernst & Young, just under 40 percent of employers cited their No. 1 concern as a shortage of talent over the next five years. 5 million restaurant workers by 2014. The American Hospital Association reports that hospitals were short 118,000 registered nurses as of 2005. 5 percent vacancy rate.
It’s never too early to think about how you will live into your 70s, 80s, 90s, and beyond. Am I prepared for coming social changes regarding work and old age? Once upon a time, lives and careers followed a predictable path that led to a gold watch at age 65. Today you are likely to retire incrementally— through a series of career changes or new jobs. It’s important to understand work options as well as the growing demand for older workers. Statistics bear this out. A study conducted at Cornell University from 1994 through 1999 found that married men aged 50 to 74 who had retired—and whose wives were still working—displayed a higher level of marital stress than did newly retired men whose wives did not work.
But as people live longer, they need more money. Four out of five older workers anticipate working beyond age 65. What’s more, says the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, only 10 percent of boomers anticipate a traditional retirement. Boomers are motivated to work for personal reasons beyond earning money: identity, social status, social connections, remaining active and healthy, and experiencing a sense of accomplishment. ” Among 35-to 54-year-olds, that figure was 48 percent, but among 18-to 34-year-olds it was only 37 percent.