Retirement planning for doctors and public health leaders
Are you dreading your public health or medical retirement, or doing your best to keep going with your public health or medical career until you can break free from employment? Are you looking for professional or medical retirement advice, or unsure of how to navigate as your retirement age approaches? Would you like to develop a later life or medical retirement plan and a clear vision for your next chapter with expert professional and medical career planning support?
Lots of senior doctors and public health leaders who are approaching retirement from their professional or medical careers have mixed feelings or are unsure about how they will cope with the change of identity and role as they move towards the peri-retirement period. Sadly, many doctors and professionals retire at a relatively young age early following a period of increasing burnout: GPs retire on average age 58.5 years.
Yet with increases in life expectancy many of us can expect a 30 year or more retirement period: a 78 year old today has the same mortality rate as a 65 year old in 1922. Many professionals and doctors continue to work into their later years on a full or part time basis, and many newly retired doctors or professionals are back at work as soon as the first few months of the honeymoon period is over, feeling unsure about how to navigate their way in life without the structure of work.
As a doctors career mentor, I can help you to make a successful transition to this important next phase of your public health or medical career, whether that is to your full retirement, to a phased retirement, or towards a later life career which is increasingly on your own terms. With my evidence based public health and medical career coaching service, we can work together to gain a clear understanding of what you want and need in the next chapter of your life, to take a deep and broad look at what your options and wishes are, and to make a clear plan and create an exciting new vision for your future.
Medical retirement planning for doctors, and retirement planning for public health leaders, isn’t all about managing your pension and finances- though of course that is an important aspect of planning your later life and retirement! With a possible 100 year life for many of us, it is wholly possible to stay engaged and contributing to society in some way, on your own terms and playing to your strengths and interests, in later life.