Post # 1
I am 27 and am entering my Junior year in a Middle School Education program. I want to be a middle school teacher (crazy, right??). Haha. It is a pretty big difference from my life behind a desk as a legal secretary.
What made you decide to do a career change? What were you doing before and what are you going to school for now?
Post # 3
It’s never too late for anything!! I’m 25 and recently got out of the marine corps. Before the Marines, I was going to Cal State Fullerton majoring in comm/journalism. I go back to school starting thursday working on a nursing degree, lol. I knew I didn’t want to raise a family with both Boyfriend or Best Friend and I in the military, and like you I was working behind the desk in the legal section. I just can’t be behind a desk for 20+ years, I have to be moving around doing something. Good luck with school! Much respect for wanting to be a middle school teacher (those kids are crazy, lol)!
Post # 4
Much respect to you for wanting to be a nurse! I come from a family of nurses and Paramedics and I have sooooo much respect for people in those professions. I pass out at the sight of blood and gag and the smell of vomit. It takes a special person to be a nurse!
Post # 5
I’m 42 and still plugging away at a doctorate – 3 more chapters!
Keep at it, ladies! courage!
Post # 6
I’m also working on my doctorate at the moment – 2 months to go!
Post # 7
YAY !!!! another one! good for you!
Post # 8
Yay for all of us! I’m 35 and have 2 more years before finishing a degree in Education – I want to teach elementary school. (I wanted to teach middle school, but my kids told me middle schoolers would eat me alive – I think it’s a neat age, though).
I like my current job, but it’s not a career and it’s not especially rewarding. I won’t get rich teaching but I hope to have a feeling that I’ve made a difference 🙂
Post # 9
@MissPine: I teach middle school…you get used to it 😀
I’m not changing careers, but am going back to school on Tuesday (eeep) to start my Masters degree. It will be night classes and I’m pretty nervous about being overworked/not having written a paper in over five years.
Post # 11
It’s hard to go back as an adult, but when you’re done it’ll feel great. I sometimes feel down on myself that I am 29 and don’t have my bachelors yet, but the way I see it it’s that you get it, not WHEN you get it that’s important. I’ll be done next spring and it’ll be the best feeling!
Post # 12
@clane616: I’m also 29 and finishing up my bachelor’s degree. I’m a junior, so I don’t have TOO much time left; I just feel a little sad that I’ll be 30 and over when I finish. The worst part for me is I’m going full time, so I’m surrounded by 19 year-olds whose lifestyles are vastly different, and I don’t have much in common with. I miss WORKING, but I do not miss my previous career path at all.
I used to be in the insurance industry, and I went back to school because in early 2009, my company cut about 40% of its staff, and I was one of them. So, I figured I could turn crisis into opportunity, and return to school to do something I loved. I’m getting my degree in history, and I’ve been putting in time with internships at different museums to get acquainted with curatorial work and / or conservation work. I want to be absolutely sure I’m a good fit with one or the other, because like other bees, I don’t want to be stuck behind a desk with an unrewarding job! Handling claims was such a thankless task; I’m happy to leave it behind.
Post # 13
I am in my early 20s and my best friend is in her early 40s. We met at college when she went back to pursue her degree!! I love her. And 27 is not old to be in college.
I’m also a secondary edu major. Certified to teach 6-12 grade in December. I’m currently interning! 🙂 I wish you the best of luck in achieving your goals!
Post # 14
I’m 26 and going back to school as a sophomore for an undergraduate biomedical engineering degree. I wish I had known about this major before! When I got out of high school I wanted to be a chef or manage a hotel or a restaurant. So I worked in hotels/hotel kitchens and restaurants and found out that I absolutely hated it!! So a couple years ago I started taking pre-reqs for nursing and found out I cant get in anywhere until August 2013 because waiting list are sooo long. So I took a career asessment test at the school I was going to and the job category I was most interested in was math, science, and technology and several types of engineer jobs were suggested. I also found out I only had a mild interest in being a nurse. So here I am starting school next semester. Good luck to us older bees going back to school.
Post # 15
I am! I am 28 and starting over. Sort of. I am taking art courses at a local college (all transfer to University). I will be applying for graduate programs… I am not rushing myself though. I was rushed through University the first time, so now I am just taking my time. I might go to grad school for something art related, otherwise I think about law school. I can do whatever I want, I just want to do so many things. So I am not rushing it, I know what is right will work out.
Post # 16
I’m 25 and just went back to school for my second degree. I worked in marketing for 3 years and hated it. I worked with kids during college and at nights as a second job, and one day I realized I enjoyed that 1000x more than I ever enjoyed my marketing job. Since I only need 30 education credits to open a preschool/daycare because I already have a BA, I don’t really need a degree, so I’m just going to community college this time around. So. much. cheaper lol Most of my classmates are older than me. It’s never too late to start!