If you’ve worked in the same field for many years, it’s not unreasonable to wonder what other paths might be open for you. For many people, however, the prospect of starting fresh is daunting. Is it too late to learn a new skill? Will you be able to find a job if you abandon your current career? Though leaving your field behind should never be taken lightly, there’s never been a more favorable time for people of all ages to strike out into the unknown. Here’s why.

The current job market favors job seekers.

Job seekers in 2018 face a more favorable market than they have in years. Among other factors, low unemployment rates mean there are fewer candidates for each open position, meaning there will be less competition for each job you apply to. Without the risk of facing many rejections before being hired, you’ll be free to be more flexible in your choices.

Learning new skills is more accessible than ever.

Limited educational options left previous generations will little chance of learning a new career once they entered the workforce. In contrast, today’s worker has a wide variety of high-quality educational outlets at hand. Online courses, for example, can be adapted to fit any schedule, meaning even full-time workers can stay employed while preparing for their new career path. Since this ready availability has also brought down the cost of continuing education, there is nothing preventing you from studying a new career.

Satisfaction with your career path is important to your health.

If you think you’re too old to start a new job, you couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, studies show that sticking with an unsatisfying job is dangerous to your mental and physical well-being. If anything, the fact you have less energy than “back in the good old days” might be a sign that you need a change.

You won’t be alone.

Setting out on a new career path could be frightening if you’re doing it alone, but there’s no need to take that risk. At Expert Staffing, we specialize in helping dedicated individuals of all experience levels find satisfying, exciting jobs that meet their unique demands. Whether you’re looking for part-time, temporary or permanent work, we are confident we can find a match for you. To learn more about how to make your next big career move, contact us today.