Careers for Middle Age Women

Updated April 17, 2017

After you've reached middle age, a desire to change careers may arise, because your current position is no longer meaningful. Once these thoughts materialise, it's time to seek something more satisfying. Start researching possible careers that are of interest. Take an inventory of transferable interests, hobbies or skills and apply them to the search. You will discover numerous opportunities.


Consider a career as a consultant. There are people out there who can benefit from what you already know. You can work for an employer or in your own business. Evaluate your current position and the skills used. Over the years, you've learnt and performed numerous job duties. Think of ways to add something fresh to the business world. For example, as a financial adviser consultant, you might help entrepreneurs write a business plan. Visit your local library and check out a few books from experts in this field. You don't need a degree to become a consultant. However, you must demonstrate expertise in your field.

Business Coach

If you know how to motivate people and bring out the best in them, you can coach. Many people become entrepreneurs every year and don't know where to start. A coach is ideal to aid them in the process. Businesswomen who've spent years building a portfolio of knowledge are an excellent choice to motivate or support other businesswomen, whether they're just starting out or have hit a roadblock along the way. Purchase coaching literature and apply to a program to receive a coaching certificate.


Become a freelance writer, technical writer, or novelist. This field is a good choice for middle age women who are retired or work part-time. You've spent years as a journalist, reviewer or part-time writer. Now you have an opportunity to turn that writing into at business. In addition, if you're good at copy writing, advertisers are looking for you. Take college writing courses, study grammar books and practice writing to enhance your composition and narrative skills.


Counselling is an good choice for middle aged women who spent many years in customer service positions or dealing with clients. You know a lot about people and, with additional training, in just a few years a career will open to you. If you already hold a BA Degree in counselling, pursuing post-undergraduate courses or a Master’s degree in Human Services is an option.


If you have done editing in your job and become well versed at it, consider becoming an editor. You can freelance with one of the local papers or magazines in your area, or work full-time at a publishing company. If you've made choices in your job about what goes onto the company blog, newsletter or other company documents, you probably have done some editing. With additional training, this can translate into a good career. Consider taking journalism, writing or editing courses from a college or university in your area.

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About the Author

Juanita King began writing in 1971. She holds a master's degree in written communication and a master's degree in human development with a post-master's degree in counseling from National-Louis University.