Just about everyone gets to a point in their life where they feel like it’s time for a career change. After all, how many of us can honestly say we’d be happy doing the same thing every day for the rest of our lives?

There a tons of reasons why you might want to change careers at any point. It could be financial reasons; you could want more flexibility, or it could come down to a dissatisfaction with the industry that you’re in.

Whatever your reasons are, starting over can be a pretty daunting task. You could well have spent years building yourself in your current role, and the idea of going back to square one somewhere else is hardly ideal.

But if you’re really certain that the time has come to make a change, then here are a few careers that you might want to consider as a new option.

1. Investing

If you’re looking for a new career option that offers you the chance for a great deal more opportunities to make some serious money then why not consider getting into the world of investments. There are plenty of places to start, from trading small bonds to getting into the property market.

But no matter where you start out from, there’s nowhere to go but up. The other great thing about a career as an investor is that it’s the sort of thing that you can start out part-time while doing your current job. This gets rid of the worrying idea that you might have to deal with any period of unemployment.

2. Medicine

Perhaps your dissatisfaction with your current job is coming from the fact that you don’t feel as though you’re actually doing any good in the world. We all have to make a living of course, but that doesn’t mean you should settle for doing something that doesn’t bring you any joy or satisfaction.

If you want a career that involves really helping people then why not consider a career in medicine. Now, you’re probably thinking that a career in medicine is the kind of thing that will involve years of training and expertise. But not every medical professional is a doctor or a nurse.

From administrative roles to medical billing and coding, there are plenty of different career options available to those who want to work in an industry where they really help people but don’t have the time to commit to years of intensive training.

3. Freelance writing

One of the major frustrations that a lot of people have with their careers is just how much time it takes away from them. If you’re looking for something that offers you a little more flexibility then why not consider freelance writing.

There are tens of thousands of businesses out there, all of whom need high-quality content produced on a pretty regular basis. If you’ve got a way with words then why not put that skill to good use?

The great thing about freelancing is that it allows you a lot more freedom over your working hours. You get to choose which clients you take on and which you don’t, as well as choosing which hours you work.

Of course this does come with the risk of going for periods without as much work as you would like. But if you want to have control over your working schedule, the trade off is definitely worth it.

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