A company called EdX recently performed a study that showed approximately one-third of people in the workforce would be interested in a career change. A whopping 29% of these individuals claim that they have already made a drastic change within their career. This is often due to a person finding that their job does not align with their original expectations. A secondary reason for these career changes is due to new jobs offering a higher salary.
- Nearly 30 percent of respondents in one recent EdX survey said they had changed careers fields at least once since graduation.
- One reason why career changes have become more common is that the accelerating rate of technological change is creating new career fields.
- The additional education needed to successfully enter a new career field can be costly, so it may be a good idea to try one course before committing to anything more.
“Career changes are quite common in the business world, as professionals learn the reality of their chosen careers fails to align with their expectations.”