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Gone are the days where people stayed in the same career until retirement. You now have the chance to change careers as many times as you wish without it being frowned upon. If you’re sat at your office desk, wishing you could find a higher paying job and thinking the situation is hopeless, you may want to read on. No-one can switch to a higher paying job just like that, right? That’s not necessarily true. Take a look at some of your options.


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Data Scientist

The word ‘scientist’ is enough to put anyone off because you automatically assume that you’ll need year’s worth of training to get the job. However, if you’ve got a background in engineering, analytics or even graphic design, you could be perfect for some of the roles. Jobs include roles in data research, data engineering, data visualisation and more. Jobs in this area are averagely paid up to £50,000 a year. Most data analysis companies don’t have clear goals, so if you go into an interview ready to present your ideas and suggest what you could offer, you may have a clear advantage against your competitors.


Start a Business

There’s no better career change than starting your own business when you want to do something that gives you more satisfaction than your current job. It’s a fantastic option for anyone willing to work hard, but it’s unlikely you’ll have a good income for at least the first three years. If you want to start a business but want to avoid the initial struggles, consider purchasing a business instead. If you’re wondering how to purchase a business, you have a few options. You could consider buying into a franchise, where everything is already set up and the brand already has a name for itself. Or, you could invest in a friend or family member’s business and become a partner. Do your research and find out what businesses will become most lucrative.


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Social Media Manager

No business can survive without a strong social media presence these days. But, business owners don’t have the time to sit down and post regularly on social media accounts or reply to comments and messages. That’s where a social media manager comes in. If you have a flare for social media and creating campaigns, you may have what businesses are looking for. The upside is you won’t need any additional qualifications. You’ll just have to prove you can successfully run social media campaigns and convert your target audience into sales.



There are so many organisations that rely on the goodwill of others to survive – charities, schools, medical centres. Therefore, these places are willing to pay someone handsomely to increase donations. A background in sales and marketing will set you up nicely for this job, but all your employers are looking for is the ability to get people to give generously. You may also need to organise events, arrange donors and recruit volunteers.


Sometimes, all you need to do in order to change career is think outside the box.

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