Is 30 Years Old Too Old to Start a New Career?


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Are you a 30-something and not satisfied with the work you do? Interests change with age and experience. Did you know that most of us end up finding the wrong job for our skillset? Finding a new job might be the best thing you can do for your career. If you’re unhappy with your current job, it’s never too late to train for a new career. A trade school program can lead the way.

Why Do People Start New Careers?

People start new careers for personal and practical purposes. Good reasons to change gears include:

A Dead-End Job

Technological advancements, economic shifts, and industry trends can all influence growth opportunities in certain professions. If you’ve reached the top of the career ladder with nowhere to go in your current job, a new career may offer better long-term prospects.

Economic Considerations

Have You Considered a Career in the Skilled Trades?

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Some careers are personally fulfilling but financially disappointing. Money isn’t everything, but a job should pay enough to cover your bills and fund your future. If it doesn’t, you need a career with more earning potential.

A Better Work-Life Balance

Life’s too short to spend it all at work. The long shifts, on-call responsibilities, and mandatory overtime inherent in many jobs can wear you out. If you don’t recognize your friends and can’t remember what fun feels like, switching to a career with more flexibility could save your health and social life.

A Change of Heart

Changing careers allows you to pursue your passions and find greater satisfaction in your work. Perhaps you’ve discovered a new hobby or interest that you want to turn into a profession. It also encourages self-discovery, forcing you to learn new skills and explore different interests and aptitudes. If you sell motorcycles but would rather build them, a trade school welding program can help you make a quick transition from the sales to the manufacturing floor.

What Are Some New Career Options?

Changing careers is exciting, but it shouldn’t be taken lightly. The last thing you want is to fall out of the frying pan and into the fire by making the wrong moves. Following your passions is a good thing, but not all interests lead to meaningful work opportunities, there should be a paycheck at the end of the road.

That’s where trade jobs come in. They offer hands-on trade programs. Industries that need workers now include:


Welders fuse pieces of metal. A critical role, it requires knowledge of metallurgy, manual dexterity, and an artist’s eye for detail. A valuable, flexible, and creative trade, welding is a part of many industries from vehicle manufacturing to shipbuilding.


HVAC technicians design, install, and repair climate control and refrigeration equipment. Companies work for homeowners and supermarkets to name a few. You can find your niche among dozens of specialties or start your own business. On a hot August day, you’ll be the most popular person in town.


Electricity is a part of our everyday lives, but few people are qualified to manage it. Electricians are needed nationwide for projects from residential construction to grid fortification. Trade school graduates are qualified for entry-level positions.

If turning 30 years old creates more questions than answers about your career, you’re not alone. But a trade school can turn your inspiration into satisfaction.

Want to Learn More?

At Tulsa Welding School, we are dedicated to helping you change your life and put you on the path to lifetime fulfillment and success. In addition to our supportive faculty and staff, our hands-on training programs are created with feedback from companies that employ skilled trades professionals. We train you in the types of skills that employers look for in a worker.

To learn more about our trade programs contact us at Tulsa Welding School, or call (214) 227-9911.