by arj767sOctober 9, 2012 at 11:35 PMI recently moved and ended up changing careers. It was mainly because corporate wants to take my office in a different direction and I have the supervisory experience. The problem is that no one in my office wants to change plus the career field is completely different. I miss the industry I was in before. That being said, you can always apply and if someone hires you, try it out! I did change careers once before and ended up loving it! That's what I want to get back to.
by flutter523October 10, 2012 at 7:50 PMI wish I could change careers. I think about it often but I don't know what path I'd like. GL to you
by the3RsOctober 10, 2012 at 8:07 PMYes, I have. For years I wanted to, but felt I was too specialized (music ed. degree/music teacher). Turned out not to be that hard :)
After 13 years as a teacher, I quit & became a Product specialist at an educational software company, and now I'm a product manager at the same company. While I still have an education focus, the career is COMPLETELY different (and pays way better! :) )
by Marti123October 10, 2012 at 9:56 PM
Several years ago, I dabbled in higher education, which was very different than my patient centered nursing background. I now teach full-time at a university but I'm odd in the sense I still practice part-time in my old career as well.
Often changing careers takes a leap of faith as the pay can vary and there are so many unknowns. Me, personally, I would not have done it if I were a single mom or my DH's job was not secure. But in the end, it has worked well for me and my family.
by christaberkOctober 10, 2012 at 9:57 PMNope. Still a teacher.