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Is It Too Late to Be Who I Want to Be?


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)

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