Ideal Jobs for Empty Nest Moms

Ideal Jobs for Empty Nest MomsStarting a new chapter with a new job as an empty nest mom can feel a bit lonely at first. However, it’s also a wonderful opportunity for new beginnings and growth. 

As an empty nester mom, you’re uniquely equipped with a profound set of skills, like nurturing, organizing, and problem-solving, that are invaluable in fields like healthcare or education. Or, you may want to consider more independent endeavors, like consultancy or entrepreneurship.

Regardless of the path you choose, you are in the unique situation of making a choice from a position of power and knowledge. So why not turn your empty nesting days into a period of personal growth and career exploration? Confused as to next steps? I’m here to help.

I’m writing this article not only because I am a mom… but also because I’m a Master Mindset Coach, and a bestselling personal development author with about 2 million books sold globally.

I love sharing tools to help people to live their happiest lives.

With this in mind, I have prepared this quick empty nest moms guide with ideal jobs to explore as an empty-nester mother.

Ideal Jobs for Empty Nest Moms

We put together a few career ideas any empty nest mom should consider:

1. Caregiver and Medical-Related Jobs

Since you’re already used to taking care of everyone around you, why not consider a career in caregiving or the medical field? Besides the extra income, such a career can be deeply satisfying and puts your already existing skills to good use.

If you don’t want to participate in medical procedures, you can become a patient advocate and help them navigate the complexities of healthcare systems. This role enables you to educate and empower individuals during challenging times.

If you like being more hands-on, why not consider nursing? The job offers various levels of entry, from Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to Registered Nurse (RN), with each tier serving crucial functions within patient care.

You can also start as a phlebotomist and see how the field of medicine fits you. There are plenty of phlebotomy career options in NJ and other states, so keep an eye on any open positions. Until then, look into the education requirements and make sure you are prepared to start.

2. Consultancy

Consultancy is yet another field where you can use your hard-earned expertise and skills. Even if you don’t have an outstanding professional career behind you, you still have skills you’ve cultivated through years of organization, crisis management, budgeting, and strategic planning while running a household. If we factor in any volunteer work and previous professional roles, it’s clear that your knowledge reservoir runs deep.

The best way to approach this field is to specialize in a niche, such as leadership development, financial consulting, or efficiency. 

If you have experience overseeing volunteer groups and/or professional teams, leadership development could be a natural fit. But also don’t ignore your experience orchestrating family dynamics. This role focuses on coaching individuals in managerial positions or teams to enhance their effectiveness within an organization.

On the other hand, if you have a flair for numbers and budgeting, financial consulting may suit you better. Here, you’d advise businesses on how to grow revenue sustainably or cut costs without sacrificing quality.

Lastly, every mother knows how to streamline processes, after all, they’ve been coordinating schedules and managing home efficiencies for years. So why not use your skills to assist companies in improving their workflow and productivity?

3. Entrepreneurship

If you’ve been dreaming about having your own business, now it’s the best time to unleash your creativity. As an empty-nest mom, life already taught you how to juggle responsibilities, manage finances efficiently, and think creatively. All these are crucial skills for an entrepreneur, so put them to good use.

Think about those occasions when you flawlessly executed a theme party for your teenager or organized a community fundraiser: these are testaments to your project management prowess. Now, envision transforming that aptitude into an event planning enterprise. 

If event planning is not your cup of tea, there are a million other ideas for starting your own business. Do some research and see what best fits your passions. And be sure to check out my money making program: Make Profitable Courses Without The Overwhelm.

Also, you should work on setting up a home office since you’ll need a space where you can work without being disturbed. 

4. Education Roles

Consider sharing wisdom as an educator or an administrative professional within schools or universities. Your real-world insights could provide immense value to students of all ages.

Here are a few career paths you could follow in education:

  • Teacher or Teaching Assistant: If nurturing growth resonates with you, consider teaching. You may start out as a teaching assistant while you work toward credentials if necessary.
  • Adult Education Instructor: Share your expertise with adults seeking new skills or career changes. You can teach courses at community colleges or continuing education programs that align with your experience.
  • Career Counselor or Advisor: Help guide students on their career paths, leveraging your real-world knowledge to offer practical advice and support.
  • School Administrator: Coordinate behind-the-scenes operations if organizational skills are your forte. Positions range from admissions coordinators to department heads.

Wrap Up: Jobs for Empty Nest Moms

Your journey as an empty-nester can be the start of a vibrant new career chapter. From the compassion-fueled realms of caregiving and medicine to leveraging your acumen in consultancy and entrepreneurship or kindling minds in education, you wield a unique skill set ripe for exploration. 

Embrace this reinvention with confidence, knowing that each role you consider is an opportunity to continue making a profound difference.

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