Many people in their 40s or later find the need to change careers, whether voluntarily or due to downsizing or economic conditions. Rather than waste time and potential income by randomly “testing the waters,” discuss your options with a professional in career guidance
to minimize the time gap between careers and maximize future growth potential, not to mention happiness.
It is not unusual for people to quit college for a job, marriage, or relocation. Unfortunately, this delay can turn into 10 or 15 years, during which time the lack of a degree becomes more and more problematic. Prof. Peterson is an expert on smoothing the path toward degree completion with research, planning, and possibly using work experience for college credit.