Have you ever sat down, and thought to yourself that you maybe regret your choices as a kid? Well, you are most probably in the majority of people on this earth. As kids we make uneducated decisions by the dozen, maybe because we were too lazy to do anything about it at the time, or just because we didn’t know any better. Fortunately, most of those decision’s effects are healed by time itself, most of them become completely irrelevant after a few years, and all effect that it has on your life is the fact that they remain with you as a mere memory. However, there is a set of things which do actually affect us further down the line that is often disregarded by the young mind of the average person, and that is education. If you dropped out of school as a kid, or maybe didn’t do as well as you could have, you have probably felt the repercussions of your actions sometime in your adult life, fortunately for you, it is easier than ever to fix that.

Educating yourself as an adult

If you are a few years into your working life, you might have initially thought that the time for educating yourself is over, and now you just have to last out those daily nine to five shifts, five times a week. In reality, that is not entirely true. You can go and educate yourself in almost any kind of situation. Improving your career prospects is not limited to teenagers and young adults only. Adult education centers and evening-oriented universities which you can attend after work have been popping up all over the place as of late, and as someone who cannot afford to stop working but still wants to change career direction, you really cannot ask for much more.

Trained and qualified

If pure, unadulterated education is not your cup of tea, but you still wish to expand your professional portfolio and expertise, there is something for you as well. Qualifications in all sorts of fields are often sought after nowadays, mostly due to the somewhat brutal job market, and training businesses have definitely taken notice. Want to get into nursing? Interest yourself in ne online education. Want to become a software developer? Look into getting a Microsoft certified qualification like MTA. Fancy working abroad as an English language teacher? A CELTA a qualification might be to your liking. Evidently, this can go in just about any direction you want it to, even jobs which normally require years and years of school can be accessible to you as a trainee at an entry-level position in the field where you can work your way up.

Why wait?

As you can see, excuse the cliché, the world is your oyster. There is no better time than now to start working towards a more fulfilling job that you are actually truly passionate about, and is most probably better paying too. With flexible times, even being able to do whole qualifications exclusively online, and affordable prices, your dream career is closer than you might think.


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Karla Urwitz

As a full-time career oriented mother of one, I love to chat and write about topics that matter to me in my life. My day has to starts with a cup of joe and usually ends with exhaustion. I have a passion for cross stitching and of course spending time with the kiddo. I am always on the look out for topics to write about like recipes, healthy living, and products I find fascinating.