As the world continues to grow, so does the amount of information that the average professional needs to command to perform well in his/her position.
I would take the question back to what makes us choose a career. Some of us would say the career chose us. It is a cliche, but it is very true for many professionals.
Ideally, the thirst for knowledge that gets you through high school, college and training and into the career you love is never lost. There is always more to learn. We need to make it our duty. A mentor once recommended that we read something, anything, in our field for at least 15 minutes each and every day.
We owe it to ourselves as professionals and we owe it to our clients (in my case, patients).
Staying on top of new information in your field helps you make the right choices daily. Plus, it gives you the edge on your competition!
In high school, I decided I wanted to be a Child Psychologist. I completed my Bachelors last year with a BA in Psychology. However, right after graduation, I realized I didn't want to be a Child Psychologist anymore. I loved working with kids, as I had gotten so much experience with working with them but I felt like I wanted to do more. I considered other fields such as speech pathology but after taking some classes, I realized I wasn't really interested in that either. One day I was researching other fields and came across Physician Assistant. I researched the field for days and I thought this was something I should try. I immediately got a job as an Optometric Technician, as I needed some patient care hours for PA school applications. On top of that, I started taking the pre-requisites I needed for PA school, since I didn't really need to take them in college. While working and taking some classes, I knew this is what I want to do. I will still be able to interact with children (which I love). I still love Psychology so it wasn't that I wasn't interested in that subject, just my heart wasn't in it anymore. This does happen to some people but that's okay!! It's better you find out sooner than later. I plan on applying to PA school in May 2023. I am beyond excited!! Good luck with everything :)
In fact, this may happen. The world keeps changing and there are different things may happen us.
There were careers that existed in the past became obsolete now. For example, there was a career called ‘typist’, ‘bookkeeping’, etc. These careers no longer exist with the development of technology.
On the other hand, when we work in a career for some time, we may lose the interest because of lack of challenges or our interest change to another one. In this case, we may need to consider to another career. Having said that, this is a serious decision we have to make prudently.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!