New research commissioned by FutureLearn has shown that many over 55s are actively chasing their career ambitions. Here we reveal what the over 55s’ top 10 dream jobs are and how you could start achieving them.
According to new research*, 63% of 55-64 year olds and 31% of over 65s are actively chasing their career dreams. And nearly half (48%) are willing to volunteer, take a course or relocate in order to fulfil them.
Psychologist Dr Simon Moore suggests: “Many of us are now working for longer which means we have more career opportunities open to us later in life. And many older adults, having established families that have left the nest and paid off large chunks of their mortgages, are now much freer to think about new challenges.”
The over 55s’ top 10 dream jobs
If this sounds familiar, perhaps your ambitions are similar to the over 55s we polled? Here are their top 10 dream jobs and some suggestions for free online courses that could help you take your first step towards achieving them:
3. Actor or Actress
You could tread the boards with Royal Shakespeare Company performers, finding out more about how Othello is performed.
While it might be a little late for a career on the pitch, how about exploring the business and culture of football around the world?
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9. Train Driver
So you like vehicles? And you like being in control? Do something more glamorous, like stepping into the jumpsuit of a fighter pilot.
Or if you hold a completely different ambition, check out our full list of free online courses, to see if there’s something for you.