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My husband just crushed my dreams, need advice please.

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My husband and I were talking tonight about our future and her really hurt my feelings. I just truned 31 May 27th and have a 1 yr old and we are planning on having our 2nd in hopefully 2 yrs. i am very blessed to be able to be a stay at home mom and will until our youngest turns 4 and goes to preschool. So..Ill be 36 or 37 when I want to re enter the work force. In the past I have mainly waitressed. I have always had 2 jobs as I am high energy and love to keep busy.I worked in Medical offices for a total of 3 yrs and as a pharmacy Tech for 4., I dropped out of college to model so I dont have a degree.
Through our relationship I have always said I want to go back to school to become an Occupational Therapist.I even looked into the program ag a local college just 2 months ago. Tonight he said that me going back to school was pointless because by time I graduated I would be unemployable because of my age. I would be close to 40 as I would start classes early. He says noone would hire me at such an old age with no experience:( I just busted into tears. I have always looooved helping people, and loved when I was a Chiropractic Therapist. I have such a deep desire to have a career not just a job at a gas station or a department store.

So my question is....Is he right?? Do I have unrealistic expectations? Will I not be hired at 40 with no experience?? I have been hired at everye job I have been interviewed for, as I am articulate, sweet natured, and attractive. (Also, I look 25 lol) I believe I have reasonable expectations for myself but maybe I am living in a daydream:( Of course, I will look into this further. I would just like some opinions and/or stories from personal experience.
by on Jun. 17, 2014 at 9:33 PM
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by Member on Jun. 24, 2014 at 9:39 PM

He is wrong, my sister was in her 40's when she went to school to be an MA and she now has a great job at one of the better drs offices in her city. 

by Member on Jun. 24, 2014 at 9:49 PM
He is wrong , age does not make a difference. Your patients make even think you have more experience in life due to your age.
by Member on Jun. 24, 2014 at 9:52 PM
He's an idiot. My daughter's teacher last year was in her first year of teaching. She was 42. Lots of people go back to school and change careers.
by New Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 1:01 AM

My mother went back to school in her mid 40's and earned her masters degree at 53 - she could work anywhere she wanted. Why? becuase she had a degree. Just as long as you have that degree people will want you no matter the age.

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