Changing Your Career Path after University

Nobody really knows what they’re getting themselves into when starting university. We do have some ideas which rarely turn out to be exactly what we expected. Nevertheless, some people manage to accept this and adapt to the situation, while others simply cannot find a good enough reason to stay in the same field of expertise and start searching for something completely different.

However, this is easier said than done. It’s a brave and risky decision and many people need guidance. What you need to know before making your transition is that it probably won’t go as smoothly as you would like. There is a possibility you won’t get it on your first try and you will need to stay strong throughout the whole process. It will all be worth it in the end.


Unless you want to change your field of expertise completely, teaching is a great way to start a new job almost without any new qualifications. After working in a certain industry for some time, it simply makes sense to start passing wisdom to future young experts. You have years of experience behind you and you want to put them into use? A sea of young knowledge-thirsty minds await you! The beauty of it is that inspiration will just keep coming as a job of a teacher is very dynamic and unpredictable. It’s a great opportunity to use your qualifications in a different way. It may just be the refreshment you needed!


Depending on what your previous job was like, you might be interested in bookkeeping. It gives you an opportunity to be in touch with finances without going through a lot of further education. If you don’t know a lot about bookkeeping, sign up for a course in order to get a valid certificate IV in bookkeeping. That way, you will know what you’re getting yourself into and, if you like it, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a qualified bookkeeper.


In case you discovered an altruistic side of your personality, becoming a nurse sounds like a good way to use it. All it takes is completing a 2-year training and there’s no doubt you’ll be accepted somewhere as nurses are still needed everywhere. It will definitely give you a new perspective and fulfill your life in a new way. However, don’t forget that you will have a lot of responsibilities at this job and that you also need to have a stomach for many situations and scenes.


Freelancing involves a change in your lifestyle as well. It is great because it allows you to organize your life the way you want to, it gives you a chance to have a lot of free time and earn a lot of money in a very short period of time. However, it’s not a typical job as there is no fixed monthly income and hence no stability and security. However, if you have some savings or this lifestyle suits you, go for it. In addition, you’ll always be able to choose what type of tasks you want to do.

Online instructor

This job probably doesn’t require any new qualifications or just minor ones. Simply sit down and think about what you know and in which field your insight may be useful to people. Online tutoring allows you to plan your own working hours and gives you an opportunity to meet new people. Therefore, its tempo is constantly changing, which is great for people who don’t like routines. Plus, the flexibility of the job allows you to take up new and exciting hobbies. However, you must have in mind that you’ll be working from home and that this can be a problem for some people.

All in all, the good news is that there are a number of options for a career change, especially nowadays and a person who is motivated enough should have nothing to fear when it comes to these endeavors. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself and let things take their own course. Nothing happens overnight, but it will happen eventually.


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