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Thoughts about switching careers are bound to strike a person more than once in her professional life. On an American on an average makes more than three career changes in her life time. However the thoughts about switching careers in mid-way are a very risky and scary thing to do. The closer people reach their retirement age, the more scary the thought about switching career gets. However if you are bound on switching careers, then there are a few important things that you will have to think through.
The first and the most important thing that you need to do is to gain insights into the current career you are in. Learn as much as you can and find out the advantages that you have from your current job. See if there are chances of improvement there and why was it that you choose this career in the first place. Only if you get negative answers from all of the above, then go ahead with the choice of your new career. To choose a new career mid-way, you need to be extra careful to multiple things. You need to look inward and have to start with a clean slate. Find out the things that you are willing to do for the rest of you life. There is a saying that finds a job that you like to do and for the rest of your life you will have nothing to do. Not many people get a second shot at choosing a career. No matter what new career you choose, it will be a challenge for you to learn new things and get accustomed to youngsters beating you at every little thing.