The Great Recession of 2008-2010 has destroyed alot of formerly good-paying jobs. Many reports indicate that even once employment begins to pick up again, many of the lost jobs are not likely to return. Either rendered obsolete by automation technology or outsourced to lower cost labor markets overseas, some gigs are gone the way of the Dodo. This may be for some of our readers, the very reason they took the prescient step of seeking retraining in a new field; one that will not meet with the same fate. For those who may be considering striking out in this bold direction, the task may seem frightening. “Am I too old to learn a new career skill?” “How can I choose a new career when my whole adult life I have always been a <insert your lost job title here>?” Well, buck up. Consider the story of Hazel Soares of San Leandro, CA who just graduated from Mills College at the ripe old age of 93! Read her story here and then gather up the courage that surely resides in every member of the human race and get going on your new career in medical billing and coding!
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