Older Workers Embrace Career Change, Less Stress


By Dave Carpenter, AP Personal Finance Writer

CHICAGO -- Less pay, fewer benefits, lower prestige -- and greater job satisfaction.

Older workers and retirees moving into different lines of work can take heart from a study that finds they are likely to enjoy their new jobs more than their old ones.

In an era when pink slips are flying and some career paths may be cut short because of the economy, many job switches may be forced rather than voluntary.