Are you doing the work you thought you would do when you were young or when you graduated from high school or college? (Incidentally, most boys dream of growing up to become professional athletes [17%], while most girls dream of growing up to become teachers [22%].)
How many times has your job or even career field morphed into something you never thought you would be doing?
According to the website Zippia, on average, men hold 12.5 jobs in their lifetime, while women hold 12.1 The median employee tenure for men in 2022 was 4.3 years, while the median employee tenure for women in 2022 was 3.8 years. If there is a career shift, the average person switches careers around 39 years of age.
The website, Indeed, sites some of the more common reasons for a career shift are:
1. Earning more money - Changing careers can be a way to increase earnings potential and achieve greater financial security.
2. Following a passion - Making a career change can allow you to pursue your purpose and do something that brings you fulfillment.
3. Improving work-life balance - A career change can improve your work-life balance and help you increase your well-being.
4. Working with new leadership - Changing careers can provide the opportunity to find a position with a better supervisor and corporate culture.
5. Gaining experience - A career change can help you gain the experience you need for career growth, development, and advancement.
6. Focus on secondary interests - There is a growing trend to do freelance work alongside your current job. If successful, freelancing could lead to full-time employment.
Check out the video below to learn the interesting story of one of the most influential people ever to provide financial advice to the masses and how many times her job or career field changed.
Also, please leave me a comment about the job or career changes you have made and why you decided to make the particular change.
Author & Motivational Speaker
Terry is a sought after speaker who believes in the power of a story to motivate, inspire, and help others lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. By combining his eleven-year cancer journey with his diverse business, athletic coaching, and hostage negotiating expertise, he delivers compelling yet relatable presentations for conferences, on-line events, panels, meetings, and seminars.