Is It Time to Go Back to School? - RJ Byrd

Is It Time to Go Back to School?

It’s a question many people ask themselves at some point – whether you have a college or high school degree, many people wonder if they should consider returning to school either to improve their current skillset or to chase a new career altogether.

Of course, time and finances are always something to consider – but it’s also easy to dismiss school as an impossible option because of it. Fortunately, the rises of online schools and improvements to community colleges with very affordable rates and flexible schedules can provide you the tools to manage both your time and money to revisit your education while maintaining your current responsibilities.

What’s even better is that if you are interested in the tech field, there are a variety of free/low-cost ways to train yourself or dip your toes in to see if it’s something you’re really interested in. Sites like and offer both free and paid courses, allowing you to sample a wide variety of topics on your timeframe. There are even paths that offer certifications and help you build portfolios that are sure to impress potential employers!

The financial sector typically takes a more traditional route when it comes to learning, but that doesn’t mean that you should rule it out. Local trade and community colleges are great options, providing quality education that is geared towards a specific career instead of forcing you to revisit other topics like a traditional 4-year college will. If you leave your pre-conceived notions at the door, you may be surprised at the variety of education that your local community college can offer at great rates.

The most important thing is to never let false beliefs surrounding your age or lack of knowledge stop you. We recommend that everyone seriously consider their career goals at any age and encourage you to improve your skills and your financial future.

Looking for a new career with your great skill set? Feel free to contact us at RJ Byrd! We have over 20 years of experience matching candidates and employers in the Dallas area to great success. Feel free to fill out our Job Questionnaire and we’ll get to work finding the best fit for you!