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  • Investigating a Change in Your Career Path

    Switching careers can be a difficult thing to accomplish. There are a lot of people that struggle

    understanding how to start the transition to a new career and because they are scared of the

    change they continue to work in a field that they are not passionate about.

    Making career choices in your young twenties is often expected in our society, but it is important

    that you realize that making an early career decision does not lock you into that career forever.

    There are many options that you have to look into when you want to change your career.

    Determine Your Needs First, you should be sure that you understand what is going to be required to pay your bills on a

    monthly basis. There are a lot of people that struggle making a career choice because they

    simply do not know how they would make ends meet if they left their job.

    Start saving money now to ensure that you have some

    money to support yourself when you are going

    through your career switch. You may not be able to

    save enough to do it all on your own, but there are

    many options that you will have as you make your

    change.

    When you know what type of money you will need to

    make your switch, you should then figure out what

    switch you are making. Do a lot of research about

    your other career options to find something that is

    going to be a better fit for your personality.

    Assess what you do and do not like about your current career and do not be afraid to be totally

    honest with yourself. Then, take what you like and do not like and start looking for careers that

    are going to fit within those parameters.

    Look for Openings After you find a few career options, you will want to look for job openings in your area. While

    you are perusing through the job options for your field, you may find that you are going to need

    to relocate to enable yourself to find a job within your desired field.

    As you consider another career path, you will also need to figure out what type of education you

    need. For example, if you are looking for nursing jobs you are going to need to have a Nursing

    Degree to be able to practice nursing in any area.

    A nursing degree in Colorado Springs is going to be necessary if you want to work as a nurse.

    But, if you have a nursing degree in Colorado Springs and you are interested in changing your

    career path you can look into non-nursing options in which your nursing degree would be

    beneficial.

  • Take the skills that you have and see how they can translate into other careers. If you find that

    you need to go back to school in order to obtain the degree that you need, do not be hesitant to

    look into loan options to ensure that you are able to support yourself through your schooling.

    Switching careers midlife can be stressful, but may be well worth your effort. Dont be afraid to start looking into your options now so you can make the change as soon as possible.