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Andrea Santiago

Top Medical Jobs for Workers Age 50 and Over

By January 11, 2013

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The AARP recently released its selection of top five great jobs for older workers, ages 50-plus. Of the top five jobs on the list, two of them are in the healthcare field:

Hospice Chaplain: This career was ranked second out of the five. With average hourly pay of $23.31, and full coverage by most health insurers including Medicare and Medicaid, the role of hospice chaplain is "swiftly growing" within the health care field, according to the AARP. "Chaplains typically work with medical staff and outside clergy to offer spiritual comfort to patients with seriously advanced illnesses."

Home Health and Personal Care Aide: This career was ranked third out of the five best careers for older workers. With average hourly pay rate of $9.70, the income is not as attractive. According to the AARP, some home health aides may earn much higher wages with professional certifications and experience.

The other top jobs for older workers in other industries were crossing guard, construction estimator, and move manager.

In my opinion, I also think that many medical office jobs make great positions for older workers, as well as medical writers, healthcare recruiters and medical receptionists. What jobs would you add to the list of great medical jobs for workers age 50+?


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