No matter where you are in the world, there is a rather high chance that you do not find work the most riveting activity. You might even be unhappy about it, which is nothing out of the ordinary nowadays. Employees who are unhappy with their position or job outnumber the happy employees by two to one according to a recent study. That in itself is a staggering amount of miserable, especially in a scenario which is so ubiquitous to everyday life. If you will not start making a change now, then no one will do it for you. Life is full of opportunities, and changing workplace, moving onto greener pastures, is nowhere near as impossible as some make it out to be. With that out of the way let’s look at some ways in which you could work on switching careers, past your initial school phase of life.
Since the issue is becoming more and more known around the world, universities aimed more at adults have been popping up all over the place as of late. They often boast of rather flexible attending times, and are set up in a way in which you can easily attend in whatever schedules work for you. Working full time and don’t have time to attend during the day? Come in after work during the evenings! Working part time and and want to attend during your days off? That could most probably also be arranged. Getting educated during adulthood has never been easier, and if you want to transform your life during your downtime, then there is no better time than now. The path towards a career you’ve always dreamed of could be a mere few phone calls away, and stalling is not going to help anyone at this point, so it’s better to get interested sooner rather than later.
For some people, getting into an evening university ot something along those lines, is not an option. Maybe due to the lack of money in the first place, being unable to pay school fees and whatnot, but maybe just due to the fact that they have rent to pay next week, and cannot allow themselves for much downtime. Perhaps, despite the flexible hours you just could not work out a schedule which would work in the long run. This is the moment where you should consider getting a placement as an apprentice, and getting interested in apprenticeships for employers.
Being an apprentice often carries some sort of stigma, being related to essentially making coffee or tea for the employees while you run around doing menial tasks for less than minimum wage. Now while this is not entirely wrong, and it certainly has happened to some people in the past, times are changing, and being an apprentice carries a bit more weight nowadays. If you’re lucky, you can find an apprenticeship with an actual full wage, even if minimum, but surely still enough to pay the rent. You may not be able to splash cash like a madman for the time being, but this is essentially guaranteeing you a foot in the door to your desired field, which is worth considerably more in the long run.