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Michigan Baby Boomer Career Trend – Try Something New

March 31, 2008

Lansing, MI – If retirement is approaching, it may be time to switch careers. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has noticed that, as more people enter their 50s and 60s, they're branching out to make new career decisions.

More than 7,000 people reexamining their working lives have shared stories about their "dream jobs" in a contest, and a Michigan woman's back-to-college journey is among the winners. Stephany Humenik in Lansing is in her 50s, and has decided it's never too late to get a college degree.

"I had gone back to school mainly because all I could seem to acquire in way of a job was minimum wage, and usually without benefits."

Humenik gets her paralegal degree, specializing in elder law, later this spring. Research shows more than 70 percent of Baby Boomers want to continue working beyond the standard retirement age, which may be why so many of them are exploring new career options. Although she's in the ranks of those approaching retirement, Humenik says she wants to continue working in her new field -- and she's excited about helping others in their "golden years."

"Being a Baby Boomer, I know there are a lot of people who need legal help, and so that was my goal."

Humenik is one of six AARP "dream job" contest winners. She'll receive one-on-one career coaching as part of the prize package. Information on AARP and the contest can be found online at www.aarp/mydreamjob.

Deborah Smith/Don Mathisen, Public News Service - MI