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Schmelly
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How old is too old for a complete 180 career change?

Back to college, in a completely different discipline, starting from scratch. Anybody gonna hire a 40 year old, straight outta college?


Gugich22
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What's your previous work experience?


Jim Rockford
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I know someone who started med school in their mid thirties, married with a couple of kids.


Schmelly
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Self employed for the past 15 years. Absolutely ZERO in what i'm interested in (Architecture)
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Schmelly
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I know someone who started med school in their mid thirties, married with a couple of kids.

wow, props to them


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xxKylexx
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I'm basically about ready to graduate in psychology but am leaning heavily towards film school at UNO atm. My thinking is go big or go home. I've always wanted to work in film and might as well pursue it as opposed to ending up somewhere I'm not happy.


Schmelly
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I'm basically about ready to graduate in psychology but am leaning heavily towards film school at UNO atm. My thinking is go big or go home. I've always wanted to work in film and might as well pursue it as opposed to ending up somewhere I'm not happy.
lol, so you're 23?


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reginaphilange
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I say there is no age limit. This life is short and you only get one, so do whatever you want/whatever makes you happy if you can afford to.
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THRILLHO
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Anybody gonna hire a 40 year old, straight outta college?



At a "just out of college" salary, sure. You still have ~25 years of working life left in you. That's plenty of time to both work for the company (making you worth the hire) and increase your salary if you choose the right field (making it worth your time to go back to school). It's also ~25 years of doing something you enjoy a lot more.


Jim Rockford
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You still have ~25 years of working life left in you


TBH, it's more like 30-35, whether you want to or not. Not many people retire at 65 any more unless they're in government work or their health doesn't hold up.


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glassman
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Never.


RogerTheShrubber
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Pffft. I go through a 180 career change every few years.


TakeAGander
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Go for it. Never to late.


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BaddestAndvari
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Never


I started a new career path in my late 20s, but I would say even into your 50s, life is way to short to not do something you enjoy


Brosef Stalin
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I'm about to do this myself and I'm in my mid 30s


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glassman
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but I would say even into your 50s, life is way to short to not do something you enjoy


I am 50 and I see a change coming in the next couple of years. Finance and distribution for the last 28 years... fricking yack.


Rockbrc
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Follow your bliss.


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Spankum
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graduating at 40 will be fine, particularly if you can get some experience along the way...I wouldn't do it if you will be much over 45 when you graduate, though...


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Schmelly
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I'm 37. Have always been fascinated by architecture/construction/building shite in general


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