50 years old and thinking of a career change

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50 years old and thinking of a career change

Unread post by tomgreg15 » 29 Apr 2015, 04:48

I’m 50 years old and thinking of a career change as I expect to be laid off soon.
Will my age be a significant handicap with employers? I’m considering getting a masters degree
in TEFL at a local university in Denver, Colorado, where I live. I’d then be about 53 or so when I went abroad….

Am I crazy?

I don’t need a lot to get by. I’d just like to make enough to live modestly, humbly…

Any thoughts?

Thank you!

-- Thomas

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Re: 50 years old and thinking of a career change

Unread post by John V55 » 30 Apr 2015, 00:00

http://www.tefl.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&p=15990
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Re: 50 years old and thinking of a career change

Unread post by tomgreg15 » 01 May 2015, 02:52

Thanks for this info.

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Re: 50 years old and thinking of a career change

Unread post by lesaharmon » 02 Dec 2015, 12:26

Hi, Tomgreg

At first, I would like to say that thinking of changing you career at the age of 50 is not stupid or a crazy step, but yes, at this age, the step should be taken with full fleged planning.

I perosnally feel that teaching profession is quite feasible then any other profession, above all your inetrest and taste matters.

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