If you’re in your late twenties or early thirties, you’re probably pretty established in your career path. You likely have a bit of experience and are trying to grow that experience and increase your salary as quickly as possible. Ideally, you’re happy and motivated.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for the majority of America. According to a nonprofit study, 71% of the American workforce is looking to switch jobs. The reasons range from not being compensated fairly to lack of supervisor support and feeling stressed out. In fact, 63% even report taking part in unhealthy behaviors — such as drinking or crying regularly — as a result.
A certain amount of frustration and stress is normal, and even healthy. Minor moments of stress show that you’re invested in your job and care about the outcomes. However, if you’re feeling consistently burnt out or are regularly resorting to unhealthy behaviors, these may be warning signs that you shouldn’t ignore. It may be time for you to consider a career change.
First off, know that this is normal! The average person switches jobs 12 times over the course of their career. You should never feel trapped in a job that doesn’t align with your personal values and goals. Ultimately, if your job interferes with your happiness and what matters most, it probably isn’t worth it. Changing careers may be beneficial both personally and financially.
To help you decide if you’re ready to make a change, check out our infographic below: