Too Old to Join FBI? Become a Criminal Profiler

Criminal profilers on television may have you considering this as a new career path. After all, the investigations Spencer Reid conducts on "Criminal Minds" are intellectually stimulating, do good, and pull in interesting colleagues. And, he tools around in a private jet.

The obstacle is this: you are usually older when you begin thinking about becoming criminal profilers and it would be difficult to be hired by any organization. Once in, it usually takes years to be trained to be criminal profilers. In fact, the FBI doesn't hire criminal profilers off-the-street.