(Closed) NWR Career/Major Change

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
683 posts
Busy bee

I’m in the middle of it! I’m very close to graduation without any hope of finding a job- and after 5 very drawn out years- I’m sick of it and don’t find my degree rewarding. It will be okay though- people make changes!

Post # 4
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That’s completely normal.  I graduated in 2008 with a degree in Accounting and went into Public Accounting.  I was working on the CPA exam but now I’ve decided I don’t want to go back to that at all.  My new job is completely far away from that.

Post # 5
179 posts
Blushing bee

I wish I could tell you that I have made a complete 180 in my life! LOL I just posted a topic on this b/c of how miserable I am at my current profession. The wonderful thing is that you are young, intelligent and can be more flexible in life. It is scary to make the plunge but if you feel like this is what’s best then by all means go for it (esp. after working in the real world and seeing that your objectives are different now). I know that if I were in your position I’d be making the same decision.

@MissAsB – I too decided against taking the CPA. It really isn’t the route I want to go down and all of that studying, time and effort would be all for naught. Lucky you for being able to get out of accounting!

Post # 6
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Bunny22: Yeah, hopefully I get the job offer soon so I could actually work!

Post # 8
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m currently in the beginning phases of leaving my industry.  I fell into it and worked my way up for the last 9 years – but now I’m starting over and going into a completely new field.  I started classes in the summer, and I’ve left my job to become a full time student.  It was difficult to make the first step, but after I began (and with the full support of my boyfriend), things became easier.  Psychologically we end up identifying ourselves with our job/career, especially in this country. 

My parents were not completely supportive of this despite the fact that my salary, in the end, would increase by as much as 75%.  I think the most difficult part was hearing from my family that I was potentially making a mistake. 

Post # 9
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I actually do physical therapy for a living right now and am wanting to change my career path. I mean, PT is great and I like it (most of the time) but I just don’t feel like it’s what I’m meant to do. I keep going back and forth with a few different things, and I’m hoping that one of these days (sooner rather than later!) it’ll hit me.

Good luck with PT!! I’m sure you will be amazing at it :]

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