No matter how old you are you are never too old to receive career education. You see it from people who are in high school all the way up to adults who want to change careers. Not everyone knows for sure what they want to be when they grow up or when they grow old. Certainly the changing world economy, and how that affects careers, comes into play here.
Let’s answer a simple of question. Why should you receive career education?
The answer is simple. You need training in most jobs to make a career out of them. None of us are born with the skills or training to perform most of the tasks that come with a career. If you want to be a doctor you can expect to spend 8 years or more getting the career training and degrees necessary to enter this demanding field. Without the proper education you will never enter this field. There are state licenses required and that you can only get by having the proper college degrees.
Another example is in the field of business. The more educated you are the better your chances of being hired out of college. Along this lines is the college you attend. Colleges known for their graduates in business will provide a better opportunity to start with a better career than a junior college, or community college would.
We mentioned how times change and people change. It is not uncommon for people to go through a life changing experience and want to change their careers when they are in their mid-careers. This presents a couple of challenges.
1. Do you have the education for your new career. If not you are going to have to determine how many of your previous college credits are transferrable and how many new credits you will need. Along with this is weighing the time involved and the cost. Many times this can be done online or in the evenings without forcing you to quit your job.
2. Are you prepared to take a pay cut. When you switch careers you may be taking a pay cut. No one starts at the top and you can expect to have to earn you way up the ladder with your new career. This is usually worth it as you get older because career fulfillment is more important than money by then.
Regardless of where you are in your life, career education is important. It will help you get your foot in the door and open up new opportunities for you that you would not otherwise have.