Best Second Careers For People Over 40

best second careers: teaching
best second careers: teaching

By Susan Johnston

Good news for experienced workers planning a career transition in 2013: Although charting a new career path after decades in a different field can be daunting, some professions are actually looking for people with well-rounded knowledge and experience.

According to Marci Alboher, author of The Encore Career Handbook -- How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life (Workman Publishing, January 2013) and vice president at, a nonprofit aimed at helping people pursuing "encore careers," any type of role that involves coaching or mentoring can play to the strengths of more seasoned workers.