There is nothing worse than being stuck in a job that you hate. You should get up each day wanting to go to work and looking forward to what the day brings you. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that life is unpredictable, and you should consider retraining in a new career if the one you have doesn't light that fire inside you.
But what are the best careers to retrain in for the more mature student? Age shouldn't put you off applying for a new career, far from it. In fact, older students can bring a whole new skill set and perspective that fresh from high school students don't yet have!
With more life experience and potentially more experience rating children if you have a family, taking your skillset to the classroom to train as a teacher could be a rewarding and fulfilling life change for you. Utilise all the knowledge you have gained. There are many different options available to you when it comes to teaching. From kindergarten to high school, college and more, you can train to teach those with additional learning needs and provide one to one specialist support in their education journey. Or you can impart your wisdom on young minds and head back to middle school.
As you get older, you develop many more life skills that come in handy when it comes to dealing with different situations and people you come into contact with. There is no denying a career in the medical field can be challenging, and that is before you even leave the classroom. However there are so many different fields to choose from and with so many possibilities to consider such as a career in urology, there is always room for older students to retrain in this area and find a new passion life and finally over the job you do.
Do people always come to you for advice for different things? Do you have a wealth of knowledge and experience from simply living your life? If so, then considering retraining to become a life coach could be the ultimate fulfilling job role for you. Navigating the complexities of helping people to discover and live the life they have always brings its own rewards and can not only be a new way of life for you but also for those who you help every day.
Do you love children, or have you loved bringing up your own children or grandchildren? A career working with babies and young children can be rewarding. Turning your home into a home for those little ones who need looking after when their parents are at work can be an enjoyable and satisfying new career. Training in the job role of childminder or nanny and learning the health and safety codes for your home to allow you to run your own career from the comfort of your home is the first step in learning a new career and finding the job role you always dreamed of.