Jul 17, 2019 - 11:38 PM
You need to seriously assess if you can survive financially while making the switch and are willing to do what's necessary to achieve your goal. "Often, to make a switch, you’ll need to move laterally or even take a step back. Career paths don’t always go in a neat, straight line," counsels Vicki Salemi, a career expert.
To make the best decision, research job postings in your desired career to determine what education, certifications, training, etc. you will need to be successful. Can you transition any of your current skills? While there may be plenty of people who advise against making such a move – especially if retirement is within sight – don't forget that some of them may secretly wish they could change careers. Think about what you may regret more: attempting to change careers or never taking the chance.