I'm nearly 30 years old and I'm very, very seriously considering enrolling into a part-time Open University Degree for Psychology with an end goal of obtaining a Masters (or if I do well enough, a ph/psy.D).
Currently I'm a full-time software developer. I don't mind it, I'm good at it; it's just not what I want to do with my life. I thought it was, but as it turns out I just like problem solving (and I was already naturally quite gifted with technology).
If I go with this I'll be nearly 40 by the time I finish my graduate studies and I'm not entirely sure if this is too old. As it stands now I don't have children because my Wife just finished her Degree last week; she said it's now my turn to decide if I either keep going with programming or learn Psychology.
I've always wanted to be a Psychologist, or even a Therapist. Simply because I like to know how and why people think and I truly enjoy helping people.
My question is, do you think this is a good idea?
I'm perfectly capable of making this decision without the input of this forum, but I'm definitely searching for opinions and there may be some information pertaining to something I haven't thought of yet.
Thank you for your suggestions!