5 Hot Jobs for Retirees: Computer Work

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Last Updated Oct 18, 2011 9:33 AM EDT

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4. Computer Work


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One of the most popular profession switches for older workers and retirees is going into computer-related work, according to Jim Toedtman, editor of the AARP Bulletin. The jobs entail such tasks as data entry or working with data communication systems and networks.

Specific training to learn new skills is required. Anyone looking to get work in another speciality in retirement should seek out low-cost training opportunities at a community college or elsewhere.

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