We all grew up being told that we had to choose a career and stick to it. Once we had that career we worked hard at it, we progressed and eventually one day we retired from it.
Fortunately, in the modern world, it’s completely normal and acceptable for people to change their careers not just once but a few times. So, if you’re going into work day after day unfulfilled and not happy with your job, why not change it?
Here are 4 interesting career changes you can make right now.
1. Go Freelance
It’s really easy to go freelance with most jobs. The internet has allowed us to take our skills and knowledge and provide them remotely. This is a great idea for anyone who enjoys their work but is just sick of the 9-5 slog in the office. There are so many opportunities for people with all sorts of skills including administration, project management, design, writing, marketing, IT and even accounting.
More and more companies are opting for freelance professionals as it keeps their costs down and they have more flexibility. The upside for freelancers is good hourly pay, no office to travel to and the freedom to manage their own time. It’s a great deal for everyone involved.
Maybe your sick of the indoors completely and just want to get outside into the real world? Over the last 5 years, there has been an influx of opportunities for those wanting to drive for a living.
Uber, for example, takes on anyone with a clean driving license and a 4-door vehicle. It’s the chance to spend your days seeing your city in a whole new light, meeting new people and getting paid well for it.
Truck driving is becoming more popular amongst career changers too. It’s an amazing chance to hit the open road, see the country like never before and the pay is more than generous. You will work long hours but you also get long breaks. All you need to do is get a license from Veriha trucking school and you’re on your way.
3. Social Media Manager
If you spend most of your time in the office sneakily sat on Facebook this might be the career change for you. Companies now hire social media managers to handle all their content on sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Linkedin. Creating content and managing it across several social media sites is no easy task which is why companies are now hiring people to do it for them.
Being a social media manager allows you to be creative too using a range of skills from writing, photography, design, planning, and SEO.
4. Online Teacher
If you speak fluent English there are some amazing opportunities out there to teach kids online from foreign countries. All you need is a TEFL certificate to get started and then you can apply to the thousands of English EFL/ESL companies offering up to $35 per hour for online teachers.
This is a highly rewarding job where you will work with children or teens from foreign countries to help develop their English speaking skills so that they can ace their English studies and go on to get great jobs in the future. All the training required is usually provided by the companies that hire you. Here are three companies worth considering:
- VIP Kidz
- Whales English