being age 50 and over, the chances of this group embarking on new careers might seem bleak. Compounding the job outlook problem for women over 50 is that hiring managers don’t always understand the value of an older woman’s experience. Even though finding a new or second career may have its challenges, several fields are wide open when it comes to careers for women over 50.
1. Real Estate Agent
The average age of a real estate agent is 57, and almost 60% of people pursuing real estate as a full- or part-time career are women. Real estate licenses are fairly inexpensive to acquire, as budget-friendly real estate courses can be completed online and licensing exam fees typically cost less than $500, and new licensees have a wide range of brokerage firms from which to choose, depending on their work styles. Salaries vary, since real estate agents earn more in high-population areas where more people are looking for homes, as do those who work exclusively with high-net-worth clients. GO NEXT PAGE TO SEE MORE