If you ever identified with the words when Mick Jagger sings, “I can’t get no satisfaction,” you might consider a career change as a solution. Especially as we get older, our values and circumstances can shift from money and the security it brings to making a positive difference in the lives of others by working in the helping professions. Nonprofit work can mean a smaller income but, depending on your point of view, this new work can mean you not only “Get what you want. You get what you need.”
A career transition will involve effort – training, networking and increased education – to be successful. It might bring about a drop in income as well so plan accordingly, However, there can be rewards on a different level that are priceless to you as an individual.
Check out Marci Alboher’s New York Times article, “A Switch at Midlife to Make a Difference.”