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Does anyone on /biz/ have any experience returning to College/University as a mature age student? By mature i mean over 30.
I'm a HVAC electrician who has spent the last 10 years programming, installing and commissioning building management systems. I spent a few years before that working as a network administrator but never pursued a formal qualification. My career has reached a point of stagnation where there's little room for wage growth apart from shopping around for a few extra dollars, the work isn't challenging and the only real move would be into project or service management.
Instead I've been flirting with the idea of furthering my studies. I feel I'm underachieving at this point of my life and have been flirting with the idea of studying electrical engineering instead. I probably wouldn't have to borrow any money and know enough people to drum up sub-contract work to keep going.

Have any other mature aged professionals here made the same leap? Left their comfy careers to study and pursue a new one? Any advice and was it worth it? Did your skills compliment what you were studying or did you have to start completely fresh?
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An HVAC Electrician? Wth is that? Im a gas fitter. Managed a large energy/hvac company thay made 50-60 Mil per year. I was paid pretty well but decided to leave it all to start my own hvac company. Have no regrets. Quadrupuled my income.
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>>1086448
What country are you in?

it might be worthwhile but in many parts of the world it's pretty useless.
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>>1086500
It just means I'm an electrician who works mostly in commercial, specifically HVAC. Office buildings, hospitals, shopping centres etc. I don't do domestic except for friends or industrial work.

>>1086501
Australia
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>>1086503
Hmmmmmm

Not sure about Australia, I'd try to get some more specific information from non-NEETs.

I'd imagien a degree would be a huge benefit from any first world country like that though. I just think in other parts of the world it's almost entirely useless once you're past a certain age like in Europe or something.
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