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Considering going back to school at the age of 44. Do you think this is a good i

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    Molly113posted 3 years ago

    Considering going back to school at the age of 44. Do you think this is a good idea?

    What is a good career to get into in your 40's? Im 44 years old and I have been home on and off raising my children and now im trying to get back into the workforce and having a really hard time. I went to college years ago for Medical Secretary/Assistant but I haven't done it in years and I keep getting turned down. Any suggestions would be helpful!

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    lisavollrathposted 3 years ago

    My mother did this. We went to college at the same time. starting out at the same community college, then moving different universities to complete our undergrad and graduate degrees. I think any time you decide it's time to further your education is the right time!

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      Molly113posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What field did you and you mother choose? Thank you for your input.

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      lisavollrathposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      She spoke several languages, so she chose English, and ended up teaching ESL at the same community college where we both started.

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    sheilamyersposted 3 years ago

    I can't tell you what career field to choose, but I'd suggest doing an internet search for the ones with the most demand for employees. Once you see that list, narrow it two or three that sound interesting to you and research what's involved. Whatever you choose, once the choice is made don't hesitate to go back to school. The longer you put it off, the more reasons you'll think of not to go and then you may regret not going later.

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      Molly113posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank You! That is a good idea.

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    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

    I'd love to go back to school for my MA. I was just telling my husband that. I'm in my 40s.

    I love learning, I could make a career out of being a student.

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      Molly113posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree! I think you appreciate it more when you are older.

 
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