Office of Career Services
Suite 350 – Main Hall
Six Reasons to Make a Career Change
You Should Consider a Career Change If...
• Your Life Has Changed: When you chose your career your life may have
been different than it is today. For example you may have been single then
and now you have a family. The crazy schedule or the frequent travel that is
typical of your career may not suit your new lifestyle. You should look for an
occupation that is more "family friendly."
• The Job Outlook in Your Field Has Worsened: Things looked promising
for your field when you entered it. Due to changes in technology, the
economy, or the industry you work in, job opportunities are no longer
plentiful. You should look for an occupation that has a better outlook.
• You Are Experiencing Job Burnout: Once upon a time you loved going to
work everyday. You no longer feel that way. You can't stand doing your job
anymore and changing employers hasn't helped. It could be time to find a
career that will inspire you.
• Your Job is Too Stressful: Some occupations are inherently stressful. After
a while the stress can become too much to handle. To preserve your mental
and physical health, you may have to find a career that is less stressful.
• You Find Your Work Boring: When you did your initial research, the
occupation you ultimately chose had a lot of advancement opportunities. Now
that you've been working in that field, you've climbed as far up the ladder as
you can go, and you miss the challenges you once faced. A career change can
provide you with the challenge you crave.
• You Want to Earn More Money: You may be surprised to learn that money
isn't at the top of the list when it comes to job satisfaction. Therefore, don't
be surprised if a career that will bring you higher earnings isn't one you will