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Motorcycle Mechanic

When a worker over the age of 40 leaves a job, it can be an opportunity to pursue something more rewarding. “I think there is definitely a trend for the after-40 crowd to follow their passions and go back to school to earn a degree in something that they have always wanted to do,” says Chantell Moulin Nighswonger, account coordinator for the Allison & Partners public relations agency.

“I work with the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and you would be surprised that for our Harley-Davidson program, the average age of our student is well into their 40s,” says Nighswonger. Motorcycle repair may not be the ideal job for everybody, but people over 40 who are interested in it are hardly alone.

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