Is there ever a time when you decide to make a life-altering change whether it be career, relationship, job, etc? I have come to that crossroad. After 6 years of working a meaningless, selfish job, I want to start over and do something that will help others and be fullfilling. A brief background: I graduated from St. Cloud State University in 1999 with a BS in Mass Comm/PR and a minor in french. My initial idea was to obtain a job in sports marketing and advertising somewhere in the Twin Cities, leading to professional sports. Well, it never panned out and I was unable to find a position for someone fresh out of college. I ended up taking a job as a technical recruiter/sales (as many unsure college grads do...go into sales), did that for a year, then began what led to be a 6-year career in mortgage processing/underwriting. Me, someone who avoided all math classes in college...sitting and working with financial calculations all day every day? I was even surprised at myself. I made a pretty decent living in mortgage since it was the mid 2000's and the refi boom was full swing. Yet, somehow, I felt it was an empty, selfish industry, with many people in it only to make a big buck and not caring who they hurt in the process. And now, when you look at the slumping housing industry today, you can see the outcome of that. Towards the downswing of my mortgage career, my dad began experiencing health issues again that he'd been battling all his life. With several trips to the Er, going through a heart attack, being diagnosed diabetic...he was on 13 different medications and was feeling awful. In turn, I felt helpless. I wanted to learn more and be able to help, to understand, to do something. All my life I'd been interested in the medical field, in symptoms, causes/cures...maybe it was the hypochondriac in me. I don't know why I never considered a career in it...probably too scared of failing and didn't want to take the risk. But now, I am older, wiser and on the verge of turning 31 (tomorrow!). I have 7 years of work and life experience under my belt and want to take the next challenge. I have signed up for 2 classes at the University of Minnesota next semester and also spoke to an advisor at the health services dept. there. I figure, it will take me 3 years to finish the prereqs (those classes I avoided in my first round of college), then I can take the PCAT and apply to Pharmacy school. My other thought is try even further and take a stab at medical school. Am I living a pipe dream or is this feasible? Am I too old to start fresh?