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At what age is it too old for a guy to become an electrician if he has no experience?

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nicolesweet

Asked by nicolesweet at 11:13 PM on Jul. 14, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • IMO its never too late. It can be a pain in the butt since generally you have to be an apprentice first which obviously is a major pay cut but it pays off in the end. My husband just sent in an application to hopefully (fingers crossed) get into a heavy machine operators union. It would be a pay cut for a while, but in the end we would be financially set. Its never too late to better yourself
    Amanduhpanda

    Answer by Amanduhpanda at 11:19 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Depends on who's hiring I guess. I can see a 50 year old trying out a new career, especially if his former career has been affected due to the economy. 60 might be too old, people may not hire an inexperienced older man. Hope that helps !
    parrishsky

    Answer by parrishsky at 11:19 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • When he is too old to be able to afford to be a journeyman apprentice.
    jamesonjustines

    Answer by jamesonjustines at 11:25 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • You are never too old to go back to school/training and learn somethimg new and start a new career. And they DOmake a lot of money! He should go for it!
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 11:35 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • It's never too late to learn something new.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 1:29 AM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • You are never too old to change what you do. Love your job! It's a key ingredient to loving your life!
    sherribeare

    Answer by sherribeare at 3:57 AM on Jul. 15, 2010

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