Thank you so much for all your honest comments!
1. Wherever I have worked I haven't seen any 60 y.o. doing taxes even if they liked it. The employers prefer younger employees. So the question is if I have a RN license at 60 y.o. versus a CPA license ( I have a master in taxation too) do I have more job prospects as a nurse or as a CPA? I went to indeed.com and I did searched for jobs in the states of NY, CT, NJ, PA using once the keyword tax and later nurse. The number of jobs that came up under nurse keyword where 3-7 times more than the number of jobs that came under the keyword tax. I understand that the role of supply and demand for each profession. So the question would be is ageism more problematic for a nurse at 60 y.o. or for a CPA? I have seen the latest and that's why I am thinking about nursing. But if I have end up being unemployed at 60 y.o. even with a RN license (or NP) than I would rather be unemployed with a CPA license.
2. I am exploring the possibility of enhancing my credentials of my CPA and Master in Tax and I have been advised my recruiters to not pursue any credetionals right know until I found a job relevant to that credentials. I am currently employed and not working in a CPA firm. Another thing, I started working at big4 public accounting firms over a decade ago and I have seen over the years a lot of tax jobs at the CPA firms being outsourced to India just like IT jobs or like manufacturing job being outsourced to China. I have seen US private companies outsource their tax and accounting departments work to public accounting firms which majority of it is ultimately done in India. Other private companies have outsourced directly majority of their administration work overseas in India, the Philipines, Venezuela etc. Unless in the next 20 years the nursing jobs
in US are replaced with robots I don't see nursing job going down. That's why a lot of second career nurses that I saw on this website have pursued nursing after seeing their professional jobs being directly or indirectly outsourced overseas.
3. Since this is an important decision to make I am taking some time to think about it.