Dear Experts, I'm 43 years old and I have been in the health care industry for 21 years. I guess you could say I'm over this type of work because I can't see myself doing this for another 20 years until retirement. I need to get out. I'd love to do something more personally fulfilling such as become a police officer or a teacher. Is it too late to turn these dreams into reality? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:Q#375 Never 2 late! do gap analysis btwn your ed/transferable skills & new occupation. cn go 2 school & work. (@juliaerickson) Q#375 I personally know 40-something career changer who enrolled in police acad. Go for it! Reach 4 stars. (@ValueIntoWords) Q#375 It is never too late. You need to be prepared to get the necessary training and / or degrees to start fresh. (@DebraWheatman) Q#375 I'd start networking. Find people in your chosen positions who you may be able to lean on for advice/help. (@gradversity) Q#375 Grandma Moses started painting in her 90s. Research, visualize and go for it. Wont' be easy. Takes effort to make changes. (@DawnBugni) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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