People changing careers mid-life face ageism and financial uncertainty, but it can be done.
Here are some success stories from ABC Radio Melbourne listeners.
From disillusioned to energised
When Brunswick East resident Chris had his 45th birthday, he realised he was closer to 50 than he was to 40.
"I was in the corporate world for a while, over 10 years, and I just became a bit disillusioned."