I’m a 25 year-old with a bachelor’s in English. While I was going to school I worked in the university library and loved it. In my last semester of school I decided I wanted to be a librarian as a career, but it was too late to change my major.

Now I work at a large insurance company. I hate how stressed out it makes me, and I want to get back into a library.

The problem now is that most library jobs require a Master’s degree, and I don’t have one. I’m worried that with so few openings, even if I get my degree, I won’t be able to get a position, and that time and money will be wasted.

What’s the best course of action in this case? Is it too late for me to get into an academic field like library science, not having had planned to go into it from the get go?