Baby Boomers Retiring Opens Up More Jobs
Transitioning from high school to college is a big step.
Another big transition is retirement.
Retirement is right around the corner for baby boomers.
Our Lauren Kendrick spoke to the mayor about preparing the younger generations to take over the jobs the baby boomers once held.
"The work force will increase in the next decade or so."
Ten million jobs are expected to be open according to the mayor, which is due to one generation.
"There's going to be a lot of openings because you have the baby boomers retiring."
Jobs available that a new generation is eager to scoop up.
"We're the future. We're going to step into their shoes and it makes sense. There is a majority that is going to retire this year."
Diego Cardenas is a senior who knows exactly what field he wants go into, the medical field. Even though it will take him eight more years of school, he's excited for the challenge.
"I'm ready for that. Pressure has been there since day one."
But not everyone is as prepared as Diego.
"They still have time to decide. The younger the better."
"Sometimes it's hard to find out what you want to do in life."
Junior Cassandra Villalobos says she too is interested in medicine but not quite sure. She says a lot of factors go into deciding what she wants to do for the rest of her life.
"Definitely what you enjoy maybe the location it just all depends of course on the salary."