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#154 - 03/05/2002 09:17 AM Considering returning at age 50
Allan Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/05/2002
Hello,
I'm a 50 year old draftsman looking into options for a career change and actually considering going back to college for Paralegal studies. Am I crazy or what? I have only an AA degree so at least 2 more years will pass before I graduate. I realize the chances of finding employment in the field as a fifty something are slim to none, but I have to do this. I've felt out of place for 30 years. I may even go on to Law School. Anybody else my age with similar delusions?
Al

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#155 - 03/06/2002 10:26 AM Re: Considering returning at age 50
Anonymous
Unregistered

Hi Allan:

I am 47 and just completing an associate's degree. I certainly don't intend to stop there - that was a lot of hard work! :) I know people who go back to school at 50...you are never too old to learn, or to fulfill your potential!

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#156 - 03/07/2002 17:24 PM Re: Considering returning at age 50
JoAnnski Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/07/2002
Loc: Illinois
Allan, I can understand where you are coming from...I will be 50 this year...I hope to retire from law enforcement in three years...I am returning to school to take nursing courses....I have my doubts but I am going to go for it...you should too!

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