Wanted to Change over careers to Physics Research at Age of 22 is it too late?? Hey I am 22 yrs old and graduated from School with pretty good grades, but due to certain problems had to discontinue my education and had to start working. Although i tried not to lose touch with the books. I have been working for the last 5yrs as a construction worker, so this is nothing connected with physics or any thing academic, I recently got a promotion and things are finally looking up. But I have always known that I was meant to do something more than this, am I being unrealistic in assuming that I can contribute to the field of physics or is it possible. have I wasted too many years cause I would have to now enter under graduate school to get a degree in physics at the age of nearly 23 yrs. and hopefully later get a Masters degree & a Doctorate. does any one think it is possible to turn my life around or am I being unrealistic, should I just continue it as a hobby. is it too late?