Is there anyone who began college after thirty five for doctor or dentistry?

United States
April 18, 2012 12:02pm CST
I am very interested in college again, and now I have a revelation to become an orthodontist. I would like this field because you can work normal hours, and you can help people while making a great amount of cash. I just am not sure if I can hang for all those years of schooling. Is there anyone of an older age that can give advice on this?
8 responses
• Puerto Rico
18 Apr 12
I know a doctor who studied medicine in his mid 40s. He is now a professional and ends a ton of money. Never let your dreams go. Age is only an number and should never get in the way. Do what you have to do to make your dreams come true. After all that is what life is about. Always be consistent with everything you do and in the end all your dreams will come true.
@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
19 Apr 12
I LOVE this response!
@prashu228 (25614)
• India
20 Apr 12
hi, why not, if your are really interested ,to study further, then , there is no age limit for this. you can do it.
• Waltham, Massachusetts
20 Apr 12
I think it's great that you want to go back to school and I definitely encourage you to do it. I wish you all the best and believe you can do it if it's your dream. If it doesn't happen then you will still have learned something. You don't want to have the regret of what if. You can do what you have to in order to make something happen if you truly want it. You can always try something else if it doesn't work out for some reason. You are here for a reason and you might as well explore and find out what that reason is so you can be happy.
@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
19 Apr 12
If you really and TRULY want to do it, DO IT. Go for it.
• China
19 Apr 12
It's never too late for learning. Just do what you want, go with your dream. best wishes!
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
19 Apr 12
Right now I'm almost 40 years old, and honestly i just got home from school i am taking up Computer HArdware and Software Servicing, i took the 45 days crash course rather the the 2 years course required, but i can still apply for the National License, that is if i can pass it. There are a lot of challenge though, since i need to be in school 8 am to 11am, and i have to work in my farm early in the morning which provide sustenance for my family. in the afternoon i have to stay here in my internet cafe to manage it, and we are up to as late as 1-2am.
• United States
18 Apr 12
I personally haven't, but I do think more and more people are going back to school later to find new jobs and further their education with the economy tanking the way it is. In one way, it could be beneficial, because you could retire early, and since you are older, you actually will be able to have more 'common sense' and a little more stability than say a 19 years starting to go through the school process of a doctor or dentist. I say reach for your dreams! Start schooling, if it doesn't work out, you at least know you tried, and have learned some new things on top of it!
@scarl3t (89)
• Greece
18 Apr 12
I have no such experience or dreams but I know some people who begun schooling again at later age at open universities, age should not an obstacle when you want to contribute to society and to humanity, great decision!