When you consider that the average person spends 90,000 hours in their lifetime at work – where you work and what you do during those 90,000 hours can be a big part of your overall happiness, or – the thing that makes happiness elusive. It’s true, that for many of us, the career we happen to fall into, may not be the career we fall in love with. After all, opportunity can put you on a career path far different than the one you intended; and while that can work out great for a lot of people – sometimes, it can end up feeling like a dead-end street. So, what do you do when the thought of getting a root canal every day is more appealing than going to your job? We get it! It’s hard! Maybe you make a decent living and the thought of starting over terrifies you – but still, that voice in the back of your head, you know – the one that keeps saying, “remember when you wanted to do this, be that, work there….,” it’s hard to turn it off when the daily grind, just grinds a little too hard.

The good news is – you can change your life by changing your career! We’re here to break down all the reasons to take your career back into your own hands and help you change your life for the better while you’re at it!

A butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker – Ok, so, no matter what you do now, once upon a time, you likely had a dream of doing something else. Whether that was, indeed, becoming a butcher, baker, accountant or stock broker; the point is – life may have changed course for you and landed you in a career that just doesn’t fit. But don’t be afraid to explore that dream job or career goal you once had, or maybe even – just discovered! Saying it out loud and identifying the steps it takes to get there is the first step to making sure your remaining 68,439 hours, are more bliss than battle.

Move the ceiling, knock down the wall – We’re not proposing a home renovation career. (unless that’s your version of the future.) But when you’ve been at the same job for a long period of time and you know there is literally no further for you to go when it comes to advancing in the company, it’s hard to stay motivated. Challenge is often the thing that helps people thrive! And if your career doesn’t offer anything to strive towards, it’s time to move that glass ceiling and knock down the walls that are holding you back!

99 problems and money is definitely one of them – Maybe you don’t have a 99 problems, but it’s probably a safe bet that more financial security goes in the plus column of how to change your life for the better. They say if you’re passionate about what you do for a living, the money will come. While there are no guarantees any career will bring financial security, there is a certain logic to the idea that those who love their careers are able to earn more than those who don’t. But maybe more importantly…finding a career where you love what you do, makes it a whole lot easier to face your work day!

At the end of the day, starting over in the workplace can be a daunting prospect. But it doesn’t have to be if you keep in mind the 3 C’s – choices, chances and changes: you must make a choice to take a chance, or your life will never change. And why not? You deserve the life and career that is exactly right for you! So, don’t be afraid to meet a new career head-on, or as slow as you need to go.

If you’re ready to explore the next chapter in your story, check out the career options for your future at City College. Interested in nursing, emergency medicine or accounting? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of working in anesthesia technology or working with animals as a veterinary technician. Whatever your passion is, City College can help you discover the path to an exciting, fulfilling future that is reserved for only for you! Are you ready to get started? Don’t call it a dream… call it a plan! Let’s do this! Call City College today to learn more about how to start doing what you love for a living.