10 Great Jobs for Midlife Women
By Aaron Crowe for AOL Find a Job
More.com ran a list of 10 great jobs for midlife women. It's a short list of jobs meant to feed your passion, and I think they could work just as well for a man as a woman.
They're jobs in growing sectors that don't rely on youth but on experience, and offer flexible hours and the ability to work remotely. And they pay well.
These jobs may make you want to change your life, according to More.com. And if they don't, they should at least give you some ideas on how to find your passion and turn it into a job.
Here they are, with a salary range and an idea of the challenge of each:
Help a company shrink its carbon footprint and earn a six-figure salary.
Challenge: Navigating politics inside and outside your organization.
Pastors can earn from $48,000 to more than $100,000.
Challenge: Being a public role model.
Use your networking skills to get money out of groups and individuals. Pay is $50,500 for the first year.
Challenge: Making cold calls.
A master's degree is typically needed to help people decide if they should get medical treatment based on genetic testing. Pay is $59,000 per year.
Challenge: Helping make heart-wrenching decisions.
Making an outdoor space come to life sounds like an easy job, but a college degree helps. Pay is $90,000.
Challenge: Local politics.
6. Tax Expert
The IRS is conducting more audits and someone is needed to help people prepare forms and handle audits. Pay is $50 to $400 per hour.
Challenge: Gotta be good with numbers.
Help special-needs children with their education options. Pay is $60,000 per year.
Help people plan their financial future, earning $120,000 a year.
Challenge: Understanding stocks, interest rates.
The ultimate job from home or anywhere with a computer and Internet connection, earning $70,000 a year.
Challenge: Constantly being on a computer.
While real estate prices are falling, the commercial side can be more lucrative. Pay is $61,000.
Challenge: Working for commission
Remember: These are just a start and should give anyone -- man or woman -- a good starting ground for discovering their passion and finding a job they look forward to going to each day.
Aaron Crowe is a freelance journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a writer and editor at WalletPop, an Aol personal finance blog, and writes for other AOL Web sites. He can be found at www.AaronCrowe.net