In my opinion, there's never a "wrong" time to consider a career change. Some people change careers after spending many years in their field simply because they find it doesn't make them happy any more. Other folks may not decide on a career path until well after college. I've worked with plenty of people over the years that have degrees in things like History and Psychology, that end up being computer programmers. I've also worked with people in the Tech world that leave the field completely to go started their own business doing something totally different, like landscaping or construction.
It's okay if you don't have it all figured out right now! You're not alone :) Listen to your gut and choose something that you truly enjoy doing.
The sooner the better, in most cases. I switched majors as soon as I found out I did not enjoy what I was learning so I would say explore as much as you can when you are in college. It only gets harder as you grow older, it is still possible and people switch careers all the time but the sooner you realize what you want to do, the better your chances of are for having a successful career.
I think it's very important to like and enjoy what you do. In my opinion, there's no such thing as "too late" in career change as it happened more than you think. If you are uncertain about which career path or college major you should pick, please continue to ask as many questions as you have on this platform or connect with your school counselors for the advice!
To make a career change, there is no specific time. It really a very personal decision. There are many situations that may consider to change career. e.g. interest changes, career development, etc.
Having said that, career change is a big topic. It should have gone through very prudent consideration and impact analysis, e.g. financially, knowledge, etc. For example, if someone would like to change his career from engineer to a banker, he/she may need to possess the professional knowledge of banking industry and work pattern & income will be different. He/she may need to acquire the knowledge before changing the career and re-start the career journey.
In other words, he/she may need to have a holistic analysis and commitment before deciding to change the career.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
Great question. I would first say you have to examine where you are in your life and what your current situation is. Do you have a family? Kids? Own or rent? There are factors you need to consider depending on your situation. With that being said, you need to ask yourself how happy you are with your current career. Do you wake up excited about going to work? Is there potential for career advancement? All of these things play a role in your decision making. You also have to consider how your life would change with a different job. Would you have to go back to school? Can you financially afford it?
At the end of the day perhaps the most important thing is your happiness. My best advice is to look at every aspect carefully before making a very important decision like a career change.