Are you stuck in a dead end job? Are you not being paid what you’re worth? Maybe you’re just bored at work and looking for a more meaningful career? something that has a positive impact on the world?
But, you have bills to pay, right? As you consider making a career change at 40, it’s time to take a good look at what you are uniquely skilled to do.
One of the most rewarding things about my job is helping people achieve their career goals.
Making major career changes at any stage of life is a huge undertaking. In fact, a career change is one of the five most stressful life changes. It’s right up there with divorce, death, and moving!
Take Stock of Your Situation
Let’s talk about all the different ways to approach this major decision.
Make a List. Have you put serious thought into what you really want to do? Now is the time to make a list. When are you at your best? What motivates you to achieve more? What segment of the population would you most like to work with? Is there an industry you are most interested in?
What if it wasn’t about the money? Is there something that makes you so happy that you’d do it for free? I know, I know. We all have bills to pay and we will get to that, but is there something that you absolutely enjoy doing? Ask yourself, what about that specific hobby is so captivating? Is there a way to find that in an existing industry?
For example: If you are naturally good at making children smile, you don’t have to go back to school to become a Kindergarten teacher. There are a number of things you could do. You could work in the pediatric dental assisting field. We offer a great program that will have you trained and ready to work in just nine weeks!
Hit the Books
Is going back to school even an option for you? It might be worth it in the long run, especially if you’ve ever considered the health industry or working with kids.
Visit our website for more information on our process and our easy financing options. Who knows, this time next year your whole life could be different and I mean that in the best way possible!
~ Dr. Rhea Haugseth