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Career Change - Turmoil and Benefits in Changing Careers

Is a career change nerve wracking? Well yes, it’s one of the most stressful events on a popular psychological stress scale. But we change jobs an average of 14 time before retirement. Here’s why we opt for such drastic measures, and why it’s never too late to consider a job or career change.

Leaving a job is one of the most stressful events on the Holmes and Rahe stress scale. Most won’t find that surprising; anyone who has endured a forced transition or is thinking of a career change does not need a scale to tell them that. Stress notwithstanding, records from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that workers are currently changing jobs and/or careers more often than ever, with the average being 14 job changes for both men and women, counting from teenage years to retirement. Despite the relevant stresses, job and career changes seems to be now more a fact of modern life than an experience simply relegated to inefficient or unqualified employees.

What Makes Changing Careers So Hard?

1. Obsolete skill set. As an employee ages, it becomes harder for them to learn more modern skills, which universities make sure that their new graduates learn. Also, computer technology renders many employee skill sets obsolete much more quickly than ever before, which does not give employees the time to save enough money to go to school to learn the new skills.

2. Salary expectations. Older employees understandably want and need higher salaries; however, employers much prefer to hire younger employees who will do the same work for an entry level salary. Also, the advent of the internet allows employers to hire virtual employees in other countries for many tasks such as administrative work, at salaries far below what local employees demand.

3. Resistance to change. Though many more employees are considering career changes than ever, statistics from Kelly Services, a large temporary staffing agency, show that many employees keep their current jobs out of a sense of loyalty or resistance to uprooting the career they have invested their working lives into.

So, Why Consider a Change in Career?

Two words: Job Satisfaction. Statistics show that over 50% of employees are unhappy with their current employment situation. Because many employees now spend more time at work than at home, changing a career can add to total life satisfaction.

If done right, benefits to a career change might include more flexible hours, better opportunities for promotion, and the opportunity for more entrepreneurial pursuits. These ‘changers’ are demanding that work not interfere with their daily life, asking for shorter working hours, relocations to be closer to family, and more invigorating work overall.

Is It Ever Too Late to Change a Career?

While it gets more stressful with age, changing a career is no longer the sole providence of the younger set. Indeed, folks well into their 50's and even 60's are finding that a career change can bring benefits that outweigh the aggravation. More and more, society is showing that it’s never too late to change a career, and those that do often find more satisfaction with their work and with their life.


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548 Ferndale St N
Maplewood , MN 55119
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1080 Raymond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Saint Paul, MN 55112
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2211 Rosewood Ln N
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