Misperception 17: I've been in the workplace for a while and it's too late to change my career or to go to school.

Career Wisdom: It's never too late to change careers. Most job entry requirements are more flexible than people think.  FACT: Workers who change careers come from many backgrounds, age groups, and situations. Often the desire for job satisfaction outweighs the desire to keep doing what you have been doing. To make the change easier, look at your past work and education to see what skills will relate to the job you want. Gain needed skills with volunteer work, internships, or a class, and don't be afraid to start at the bottom to get the career you want. Ferris State University also offers certificate programs that may give your career the jump start it needs. If you're thinking about making a change and wanting to take a few classes our Nontraditional Student Program may be just for you.

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