The last few years have been tough for me. I have never hated my job before but with a promotion, I found myself hating it. I can’t just go back either. The wife and I have 2 small children with another on the way and I will be 35 in a few months. I am considering starting a new career. I have enough savings to do it, I am just not sure if it is worth the risk in this economy. Thoughts?
I think it depends on what kind of career change you are considering. Certain careers are great for people to enter in their 30's such as a mental health professional, financial analyst, or a personal trainer. What kind of career are you interested in?
I think it depends. I wouldn’t go within a 10 foot pole of owning a restaurant or department store. A lot of them are closing and will continue to close.
What kind of career are you thinking? I would weigh your options heavily. You have to worry about providing for a family so you can’t just wing things without considering everything.
Is it possible to take time off work? I took time off when I was looking to start a new career. I had savings to live off of. It helps me find a job I really loved.
A lot of people change their careers in their 30’s. I would say it is better to do it now while you are still young. Don’t worry too much about the economy, it will bounce back. It always does.