Have you Ever Switched Your Job Line?

India
January 11, 2009 12:51am CST
I Have seen Many people completely...many have gone from the best to worse and the vice versa and a good example is my profession(Physiotherapy) where we learn to treat patients and they dont actually practice that after they finish the course and do some other thing like Medical Transcription which is a total waste and i think that they have really wasted their money and time by studying this much and i have seen many others go from engineering to sales..What do you think about this? have you ever done things like this?
5 responses
@tudors (1556)
• China
29 Jan 09
hey, changing one's major and doing jobs irrelavent to one's education is quite common because we have to love what we are doing not doing what we love sometimes. besides, when we chose our major we might be too young and uncertain, so it is natural to alter directions of career. i myself divert my line abruptly. it's cool and challenging.
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@srijshm (1165)
• India
11 Jan 09
In a world that is changing so fast it is logical to change job lines to be successful. A study has found that most successful people have changed their line atleast thrice. Formal education is good but everyday is also a learning experience & if we use our practical experience to make a living rather than the formal education, i do not think that it is a waste of money. If a techinical education does not translate to source of livelyhood then i think that it is this education thaty is a wsate of time & money rather the career choice.
@srijshm (1165)
• India
11 Jan 09
congrats in advance for your 500th post.
• India
11 Jan 09
That is Fantastic that you have given me the immense details of this thing but i really dont need to be successful to change to some other field..i will rather remain in my own field and do somthing that could be done by me and when i see people changing their field i really get frustrated..particularly if i see any one change from my field to some other i really dont like to see them...its us who have selected the field first and now we ourself are not fighting and letting things happen...
@srijshm (1165)
• India
11 Jan 09
My friend has a typewriting institute, he learned the steno course & every thing about typewriter maintenance. What do you suggest to him??? continue the same line or shift to computers????? A wise man said :"only thing permanent about life is CHANGE" Cheers!!!!
@cocooreo (706)
• Malaysia
16 Jan 09
Personally, I am with electronics engineering background. I suppose I am one the of the many has switched field. Currently, the stuff I am doing is more related to information technology. Even though, both seems to be technical field but the knowledge needed is totally different. Therefore, I have been learning from fresh all this time. Sometimes people just need to be flexible with interest, environment and the opportunity around.
• India
16 Jan 09
I know its difficult to understand the prospects of some other job which are completely unaware of,but anyway we have to adjust or go back to our own course in which might or might not get a job,since getting a job is the key to success at this time...
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
Actually I finished a business course but I worked as a secretary so there's a world's difference between my course and my job. There are many cases nowadays working with different field. Because of financial crisis and limited opportunities in our society with professionals, it is not surprising that everybody is in the wrong line of job. But personally I did not find anything wrong with this as long as you are enjoying what you are doing and you are earning enough, it doesnt matter.
• India
16 Jan 09
If you are not finding it bad then its ok,but i find it bad when people study some course and do some job which is not at all related to their job,but anyway we have a severe survival problem today,to survive you have to be in any given job..i can understand that...
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I am guilty of this. I have a degree in elctronics but took a job in assembly because the pay was better than entry level of my chosen profession..then because of my degree..I started a troubleshooting position within the company and before I could even get settled in, I was thrown in management. Weird how things work out. I think it's important to be versatile in todays job market. It's worked out ok for me.
• India
16 Jan 09
Ya survival is the keyword in any industry today..we have to survive to do anything and i understand that you also did that only..but anyway someday or other join a job in your stream itself in which you would be good...