8. Online Tutor
Average pay: $17.50 per hour
With so many schools closed to in-person classes during the pandemic, many families turned to online tutoring services to help their kids learn. That demand has created job opportunities for older adults, many of whom already have some experience in these professions. Among the companies recently hiring is iTutor, which helps students prepare for their college admissions exams. Like many of the employers in the online tutoring business, iTutor provides training for the workers it hires.
9. Project Manager
Average pay: $35.40 per hour
If you have experience guiding large projects from concept to completion, many companies may be willing to hire you even if the job posting asks for a college degree. The digital marketing firm Counterintuity was recently looking for a project manager able to work remotely. So was the National Older Worker Career Center.
10. Social Media Coordinator
Average pay: $19.04 per hour
In these jobs, you take on the responsibility for a company’s interactions with people through its official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms. You’ll need experience producing posts that are engaging but also reflect the voice and values of your employer.
11. Tech Support Specialist
Average pay: $24.95 per hour
If you have a knack for helping your coworkers solve problems with their laptops or other office technology, this job could appeal to you. Experience troubleshooting with networking technologies is generally a requirement for these positions.
Average pay: $17.07 per hour
These jobs require you to listen to audio recordings — of meetings, TV shows, podcasts, etc. — then type up what was said so people can read it later. In many cases, the hours are flexible, with workers choosing which files they want to transcribe, then getting paid once the assignments are complete. The technology company Rev was one of many employers recently seeking remote transcriptionists.
Average pay: $21.06 per hour
If you’re fluent in a language in addition to English, many employers could be looking to hire you. Your typing and editing skills will also need to be strong.
14. Travel Agent
Average pay: $18.43 per hour
As COVID-19 restrictions on travel continue to lift, many travel agencies are hiring workers to help them handle clients’ needs. Employers typically ask that applicants have some experience in the field, but a degree is rarely required.
15. Virtual Assistant
Average pay: $19.62 per hour
This occupation got a boost during the pandemic as many employers turned to gig workers and short-term freelancers when everyone was working remotely. You generally won’t need a college degree, but you should have experience using such software as, for example, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and QuickBooks.
Kenneth Terrell covers employment, age discrimination, work and jobs, careers and the federal government for AARP. He previously worked for the Education Writers Association and U.S. News & World Report, where he reported on government and politics, business, education, science and technology, and lifestyle news.