We are free to be flexible and learn all new trades, technologies, and find new interests without society repercussions these days. There might be consequences of the learning curve and struggling to make ends meet while you are adjusting, but its available for you.
You have the choice of switching career in college via advanced entry or direct entry or cause change options. You can also also enrol in dual degree or joint degree or combined option by having a Major and Major or a Major and Minor in your areas of interest.
You may use continuous education option for working and mature adults who has time constraints. You may build you CEUs through CPD point gained by taking modular college causes.
You may use apprenticeship program to grow your career to keep you working while learning.
My advice to you is follow what you love to do! And your passion! Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life ;)
1. You may have to "restart" certain elements of your education. Credits you've earned towards one major may not count towards your new major, especially if your new path is drastically different. In this regard, I highly recommend that you meet with an academic advisor at your college to ensure you're on the right path.
2. Update your resume if you have one, or create one if you don't. Be sure to include your current experience. Try to highlight the aspects of your work history that are more important for your intended career path. For example, when I switched from photography to accounting, I changed my photo career descriptions from things like "curated artistic and memorable portraits for wedding clients" to things like "ran a sole proprietorship business in a competitive market." Same job, different frame.
3. Seek out people who do what you want to do and ask them how they got there. You'll be surprised by how many people have changed career paths, majors, and more on their way to where they are today.
Best of luck as you move forward!
It's never too late to switch careers, it's always best to be sure of what you want to do because if your work isn't your passion your will be very unhappy and your work and coworkers will be unhappy.
Positive work ethic comes from a content employee.
I would revamp the resume and start attending the classes you need towards your new field and check on linked in what kind of places you can work in that field and pay grades.
Alexander recommends the following next steps:
Take time to self-reflect and think about what your individual strengths and interests are (what is your brand?...what are you known for, best at?). This will help you match your skills and talents to possible careers. Utilize your college counselors, and ask friends and family. Once you determine your strengths or a direction :
* Determine the skills needed for the next step, and invest and challenge yourself. Talk to your college counselor to enroll in the best classes that match those talents/skills even if you haven't determined an exact major.
* Be visible - Be curious by asking questions (actively listen) and network. Networking can be powerful. Talk to people in the industry you are interested in (even if you know nothing about it). Find a mentor (even if not official, people love to help and give their input). It might get you to the next level or land you an opportunity (even if at entry level, you can grow)
* Be available - Be open to relocating if needed
* Be Accountable - Take ownership, work hard, and self-reflect often