Anyone done a career change and was it successful

Jul 28, 2012
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Been doing my career since I graduated 10 years ago. Bored shitless and the pay is pretty shite with little progression. Thinking I want to go down the IT route. Will have to take a £8k wage drop though to like £20k a year to start off in IT.

Anyone got any career change stories and was it a success??
 
Jul 29, 2014
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I worked in shipping for about 5 years when I left school. Absolutely hated it and realised it was soul destroying so decided to move into a different field. I was fortunate to be living at my parents so I could afford to take a pay cut. Got myself a job working at an IT service desk and now have moved my way up to being an infrastructure engineer.
 
Jul 29, 2012
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I left sales/management for finance. I did it with no education, experience, or promises of going degree hunting. I've been extremely lucky so far, and am now in government banking. I wouldn't suggest going my route of working crazy hard and landing in an amazing spot.
 

Haggis

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May 16, 2013
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I guess? Went from government work to emergency response. Worked fine. I like my job, though I should be paid probably $NZ10k more, considering that it can be quite stressful/difficult and there can be heavy consequences for fucking up.

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Left frontline sales, went back to uni and became a primary school teacher. Am successful.