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10 Examples of Successful Career Changes Women Have Made

Making the right career decisions is crucial to achieving success and happiness. However, it can take time to determine the best path to take. Recently on a platform, people have shared decisions that have helped them achieve success, satisfaction, and fulfillment in their professional lives.

1. Successful Career in Nursing: A Risk That Paid Off

After having a successful first career, the user made a bold decision to go back to school for nursing. The user shared that it would be one of the best career decisions they had ever made. Despite the challenges of starting a new job as a nurse amidst a global pandemic, their determination paid off.

Now, the person is reaping the rewards of their hard work and dedication, bringing in a whopping $26,000 last month.

2. Risking It All: Dream Job in Hometown

Someone shared that they boldly decided to return to their small hometown and apply for a job at a large local factory. With only two years of experience, finding a job in their field seemed like a difficult task. However, they took the risk, and it paid off.

3. From Teaching to Medicine: A Courageous Career Move

A former teacher shared that they made a daring move to switch careers from education to the medical field. The decision was born out of growing frustration with the lack of appreciation and recognition for their hard work and dedication in teaching. Despite the challenges of starting over, this individual embraced the opportunity to take on a new role and contribute to the health and well-being of others. 

4. Nightmare Job to Dream IT Career: A Success Story

According to one, they used to work in retail as a computer repair tech, but the customers made their work life a nightmare. They loved working with computers, so the next day, they enrolled in their local tech college, got a student job, and quit their retail job.

They now work in IT for the university, which they say is the best job they’ve ever had, with great pay and benefits and zero customers to deal with – only supporting faculty and staff. 

5. Chasing Dreams Abroad: The Thrill and Fear

Leaving everything behind and moving to a foreign land is an adventure. The excitement and fear of the unknown can be both exhilarating and daunting. It is precisely what one user did when they took the risk of moving to another country. The user left her comfort zone, family, and friends behind to chase her dreams.

6. From Higher Ed to Science: A Career Turnaround

The best career decision I ever made, affirmed a user, was leaving behind the rigors of higher education administration to pursue the captivating world of science through further education. After finishing their studies, they landed amazing, challenging, and interesting jobs that paid around 3 times their old salary.

The career trajectory of this individual had become far better than before, making them glad they made the switch. 

7. From Stress to Family: A Transformational Career Change

A remarkable transformation journey was shared by a user who took a leap of faith and switched careers, profoundly impacting their life. They used to work in a high-stress job, on-call 24/7 for a manufacturing plant. After seven years of struggling with unpredictable hours, they decided to look for a better job.

They eventually found a new position with regular hours and no on-call responsibilities. The new job allowed the user to be more relaxed and start a family.

8. Leaving Law School: One Risk, Happier Life

An individual shared that leaving law school was the best thing they had done in their life. The person shared that they are thrilled with their current career path instead of being miserable and stressed.

9. Bartending Adventure: A Counterintuitive Career Move

Sometimes, decisions that appear counterintuitive can be the most advantageous, as one discovered when they left behind an underpaid corporate gig and embarked on a summer adventure as a bartender. The person shared that they had the time of their life working in the great outdoors and making delicious drinks for happy customers.

The tips they earned provided a significant income boost, and the satisfaction and joy they experienced on the job were priceless. The user decided not to return to their old job and instead continue bartending, bringing them more happiness and fulfillment.

10. Doubling Wages: Pursuing Postgrad Qualification

A person in the thread shared that they decided to quit their job and pursue a postgraduate qualification. Despite the risk, they leaped and committed to their studies for two years. The result? A staggering increase in their wage, more than doubling what they made before.

This thread inspired this post.

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