As more and more baby boomers hit retirement age, many are choosing to leave the workplace but continue earning a solid income through independent consulting. Consulting allows you to set your own hours, set your own rates (how valuable is your time?) and basically be your own boss by choosing the client work you take on. If you are in high demand, then you get to be picky about who you take on as a client. Today, consulting jobs are flourishing in areas like computer and information science, human resources, accounting and sales and marketing.
Here’s a new infogrophic from Zintro that takes a look at the business of consulting in the current state of our economy.
Source: The Cost of Consulting