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List of hot ‘encore jobs’ for those seeking change

A list of some “encore jobs” — those with community or social value — that are anticipated to have high need or demand in coming years for workers looking to make career shifts in their 50s or 60s, according to “The Encore Career Handbook”:



Licensed practical nurse (LPN)

Registered nurse (RN)

Nurse practitioner

Nurse instructor

Physician assistant

Emergency medical technician (EMT)

Home health aide

Physical or occupational therapist

Massage therapist

Yoga instructor

Patient navigator/advocate

Community health worker

Health or wellness coach

Home modification specialist


Bereavement/grief counselor

Child care worker

Pastoral counselor

Addiction counselor

Career/vocational counselor

Career coach

Social worker

Elder advocate and gerontology worker



Teacher assistant/aide or paraprofessional

Substitute teacher

After-school program support staff

Reading tutor

Nonprofit fundraiser/development professional

Grant writer

Nonprofit social media manager

Interim nonprofit executive director


Weatherization installer/technician

Solar installation trainer

Energy auditor


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Simplify screening: With some planning, travelers with health equipment can ease TSA check

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Getting through Transportation Security Administration airport screening can be stressful enough, but add in a medical condition like a colostomy bag or artificial joints, and you might go through even closer scrutiny. People can take steps to pass through screening with dignity intact, says a local ostomy support group in Spokane that’s gathered TSA travel tips. Here is some of that advice.