The new game to get and hold jobs might be retraining. Men, who not long ago were found to be falling behind women in workplace progress, have caught back up, reports FORTUNE. According to the Pew Research Center, males have been willing to be retrained to enter traditionally female fields such as nursing and education. Those spots in the economy are hiring and the compensation is good.
Can a Baby Boomer retrain? Sure. We may or may not want to run back to become a nurse. The odds are better that we can supplement our current skills and knowledge base with some courses and an internship in a healthcare field. The financial planner who doesn't have many clients might retrain for the economic issues in the healthcare insurer. The lawyer who has been knocked out of the box in practicing law at a large firm might investigate what's necessary to transition to the regulatory departments in any number of industries.