Wanting to change careers

@Joslyn77 (374)
United States
February 6, 2007 5:54am CST
I've been working in early childhood for more than 16 years and I am burnt out and wanting something new! That is not easy to figure out because I've been doing this for so long I don't know what else I would be interested in. Anyone have any ideas on how to figure this out?
3 responses
@eager4 (48)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I know there are skill assessment tests, kind of like psychological questions that point out your hidden interests, but most of them cost and who knows which ones are good. I found some good info here: http://careerplanning.about.com I'm in the same boat. But I work on cars. And have co-workers who are in early to late childhood LOL. I hate it, it was a career I kind of fell into. I don't feel I will ever really be good at it because I dislike it so much. But when I think; What would I like to do?.....uh......uh..........(crickets-chirping) ................I guess it's time to go to work!! Another day in paradise..
@Trace86 (5034)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I totally understand what you mean. I did daycare for so long and now have been nursing for almost 10 years. I am so tired of the needy people. Nursing is just like daycare only with bigger people. I wish I knew how to choose a new career that I would enjoy, or at least not hate, and that makes a decent amount of money to pay my mortgage and bills. I guess you could make a list of skills and likes and dislikes and see what it points too. What are you good at? What do you enjoy?
@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
3 Jun 07
If you have heart to try out why not ? you might do something related to early child hood like selling children toys , educational products or even children clthoes yea ... there are lots of jobs around but it is depend on whether you wanna do it or not ?