Oct 25, 2019 - 04:26 PM
This is not true, of course, for jobs in such fields as medicine and law. There are quite a few fields that do have specific educational requirements.
Going back to school is time-consuming and expensive. Before you take the plunge, do your homework. Decide on your new career path. Then, talk to 10 people who have the job you're interested in. Ask what they studied, and ask how they got started in their job.
Also, take serious stock of your transferable skills. Transferable skills are skills that can carry over to any number of industries. And know that soft skills are playing an increasingly important role in helping people get hired into jobs that don't necessarily align with previous jobs.
If you conclude that a new degree is important to switching careers, ask questions. Talk to schools you're considering attending about taking a look at their "post-graduation report." A post-graduation report will often share how much graduates are making after graduation, and where they're working. Using this information, you can do a calculation to estimate your return on investment by going back to school. It will help you to decide whether or not going back to school is right for you.