Changing careers at 31

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Published wife and I are both looking into nursing as a career. My wife has one year of school behind her already, but I have no college. Ive been doing construction work for the past ten years as a carpenter and electrician, but Im over it.....the people you have to put up with isnt worth the measily money you make to try and support a family. I know this is going to be hard for the both of us going to school full time and working also to pay bills....on top of that we have a 14 month old son. I dont know what Im really wanting to know here....I suppose I would like some feedback from someone with late career change experience. Construction and nursing are two completely different worlds. I guess Im scared of the whole college and work change, but I know this is what my family needs....not completing this is not an option. I would just like some input on this subject.....thanks alot.

I'm 41 and will be starting college in the fall to get my prerequisites for the ADN program. You're never to old to change careers and go to school. If you wanted to work in the mean time to help out while your wife is going to school you could get your CNA. You get some much needed experience in the health care field that will help you along the way to your success! The course is sometimes offered in many LTC facilities. You just have to agree to work for them for a certain amount of time. Usually about 6 months. You can do this! Best of luck to both you and your wife!

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