It is anticipated that by the year 2050, there will be over 1 million people in the United States who will be 100 years old or older. Currently, there are approximately 72,000 people in the United States who are in that age range. If these projections are accurate, this is more than an interesting fact; it may have real workforce implications.
For example, longer life expectancies will certainly require re-examination of the retirement age and financial retirement planning. Extending the number of working years may also require individuals to pursue multiple careers in different areas during their lifetimes.