There are a lot of things that you need to think about when you begin approaching retirement. Are you saving enough money? When do I get to retire? Am I going to stay in my home or downsize? What am I going to do in all of my free time? One thing you may not be thinking about – are you going to be able to stay in your career industry as you turn 60 or 65? The answer is; it depends.

Deciding on if you are going to be able to perform well in your job as you get older is something that has a lot of factors to it. How is your health? Are you motivated to continue on your career path? What kinds of demands does your job have? A study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has come up with both the best and worst risk-inducing jobs to have.

The job or career with the most associated risk is actually a dancer. This shouldn’t be surprising. Dancers spend almost, if not all, of their time on their feet and being extremely active. This can lead to a lot of health and physical problems down the road. On the other end of the spectrum, the career with the most associated risk is a compensation and benefits manager.

As you get older, start thinking about the possible risks associated with your career. If your career or job could lead to a lot of health or mental risks, consider transitioning to another job before retirement.

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