I Want to Change Careers

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 29 People

    I'm 24 And Want A Career Change, Is This Possible!?

    I have a 6 week old son and a wife of 1 year. I am really not sure what career I should go down. I have been a manager at a supermarket and am currently an industrial engineer. I thought becoming an engineer sounded great but you have to have the right skill set for this job and...
    Ashelious Ashelious
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2012

    Many Goals

    would love to work in vetanery hospital or with x-ray, stem cell research or other lab research ... and pharmacy..(I have some basic qualifications).but would like to work in a hospital pharmacy and a compounding pharmacy. I would love to work in a museum or art gallery and I...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 15, 2011

    Well, I Found A Job. It Seems Good So Far. Pay Is Good. People There Are Great.

    Things are looking up.  I previously wrote a story about my worries related to trying to change career fields.  Since that time, I recently got hired to a job in a different field.  I like it so far.I think there are opportunities in the company and my current position is a...
    SoulSearcherT402 SoulSearcherT402
    36-40, M
    May 10, 2012

    Is It Too Late?

    I know what I want to do in life, I know that work is very important to me to feel happy and useful. What I have been doing so far does not give me pleasure anymore. I would love to change my career but everything and everybody seems to be against it. I have a well paid job, I am...
    Arpa Arpa
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2009

    Where I Go Into Rant Mode

    lately i've been embracing laziness at home. I had just quit my job last wednesday i want to look for a part-time job. The thing is.. I DON'T WANT TO CLEAN FOR A LIVING ANYMORE! i've always found it so hard in the past to get a job in something else. i want to do something...
    MsIndependant MsIndependant
    18-21, F
    Oct 22, 2007

    Self Employed

    I can't wait to start my own biz.  It's so frustrating to go slow, but it's necessary.  I've been working on my plan for almost a year and I think I'm ready.  I'm just so dependent on my current paycheck it's hard to let go.
    noexcuses noexcuses
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 23, 2007

    Changing Careers Is Incredibly Difficult

    How do you change careers?  That's a question I've been asking myself for the past two years. I'm a licensed professional engineer in need of a change.  I've spent a decade working in public-sector infrastructure consulting, with my efforts concentrated primarily in...
    cuss95 cuss95
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 20, 2009

    Need To Get Out!

    I have always wanted to help the progress of mankind since I was little, at first, I have always wanted to be an aerospace engineer and design new engine technology (and still kind of do, but grew out of it.) Eventually later on in high school, i became more interested in...
    proximacentauri proximacentauri
    22-25, M
    Jan 18, 2012

    Time For Change, But Scared, And Feel A Little Stuck

    I've been working the majority of the last decade, which has been the bulk of my 30's, in some form of human services, behavioral health, or social work. I spent a year working with adults with developmental disabilities, then I worked for a year in direct care in a residential...
    SoulSearcherT402 SoulSearcherT402
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 21, 2012
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