Tired of life as an accountant, and thinking of following your passion to be a high school teacher? Many people reach a point in their lives when they’re ready for a change in career. A lot of times this can be more fulfilling, and make you happier in the long run.
But before you make the leap into a new field, be sure you have realistic and informed expectations about what your new salary is likely to be, and whether or not you’d be able to maintain your current lifestyle.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor can give you an overview of lots of occupations, along with their median salaries and what training / degree requirements that job may require. You can also see what the job outlook is for positions, and whether that particular area is growing or in decline.
It can be both scary and satisfying to change your career path, but being properly informed and realistic about a new field of work can lessen some of the trepidation that comes with contemplating changes to your professional life.