Can I Change Careers? (These celebrities did)

So, you say to yourself, “Can I make a career change?” “Is it too late?” “What if I have no experience?” Following your dreams and making the life you want for yourself involves some risk, but mostly the willingness to step outside of your comfort zone. What if these people stayed on their career path?

5. Ellen Degeneres was a paralegal and “oyster shucker”.  That shucks.

American television personality Ellen DeGeneres attends the star unveiling ceremony for actor and radio host Steve Harvey in Hollywood, California, on May 13, 2013. Harvey received the 2,497th star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Radio. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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4. Harrison Ford was a carpenter, then George Lucas had this character for him named Han Solo.  Seemed to work out ok.

January 14, 2011: Harrison Ford photographed at the photocall for the film, Morning Glory in Paris, France today. Credit: Ref.: inffr-01/113186

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3. There weren’t many jobs Harland Sanders didn’t hold, including Army mule-tender, railroad worker, and gas station operator were just a few before he bought his first restaurant when he was in his 40s.  He didn’t turn Kentucky Fried Chicken into a franchise until age 65.


2. Until age 31, J.K. Rowling was a single mom on public assistance.   That was when she wrote the first installment of the “Harry Potter” book series.

  1. Today, Mark Cuban is known as the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and star of Shark Tank, but he was once a stamp and coin salesman and gave dance lessons to pay for his education.


Mark Cuban

A career change can be all the difference in your trajectory.  Learn about a change to Information Technology, one of the fastest growing career fields in America.

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