If you're experiencing some vocational unrest and are worried you're unqualified for anything other than what your university degree directly prepare you for, don't discredit the possibility of a career shift. Switching jobs and even industries is becoming more common due to new economic conditions and the increase in adult and continuing education programs. You don't need to have been a part of the field for 30 years to become successful or a high-profile leader, either. Here are 14 surprising first careers of influential figures, including presidents, entertainers and entrepreneurs.
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