What type of businesses do Baby Boomers start rather than choosing full-time retirement?
Agriculture or sales and services seem to be two of the most preferred categories for older workers to manage. While it’s understandable for seniors to work in every major occupational and skill-level group, the analysis shows that they are more likely to do certain types of jobs, especially amongst those who worked full-time jobs during the year. The data shows that if we compare workers aged between 25 to 54 years old to those older than 65 years old, it’s more likely for them to work in management, especially as managers in areas like agriculture and sales and service occupations.
Also, there was a notable difference between the commonly performed occupations of senior men and senior women, as the latter were often more interested in doing office support work.
To add to this, women who worked full-time jobs each year were most likely to be administrative assistants, agriculture managers, administrative officers, retail salespersons, general office support workers, and retail and wholesale trade managers.
At the same time, senior men were most likely to be agriculture managers, retail and wholesale trade managers, transport truck drivers, retail salespersons, janitors, caretakers, and building superintendents.