5 Career Changes You Could Make in 2021

August 2, 2021
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Faced with a challenging job market, 2021 may hardly seem like the time to swap and change careers.

But in reality, it could be the perfect time to make your next move.

If the last 18 months have left you reassessing our priorities, you’re far from alone. In what has been coined the ‘Great Resignation’, workers have been handing in their notices en masse and setting their sights on greener horizons.

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If you’re debating a career change, here are just five roles to consider for 2021.

  • Mortgage Advisor

The housing market is booming at the moment. Buyers are currently having to wait weeks just to speak to a mortgage advisor for an initial consultation ­– unless they’re lucky enough to have a friend of a friend!

You’ll get the chance to help people during some of the most important times of their lives, and with some experience in the role, you’ll have the potential to earn a decent salary too!

  • Data Science Specialist

Quiz time: What was Chandler Bing’s Job?

Of course, the temptation is to say ‘Transponster,’ but we all know “that’s not even a word!”

The actual answer is ‘Statistical Analysis and Data Reconfiguration.’ That’s right, Chandler’s career fell under the wide umbrella that is Data Science!  There are variety professions open to you if you specialise in data science, from Data Analyst roles, to quantitative analysis and statistics.

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You can further your prospects with an Data Science MSc, such as the one offered by Anglia Ruskin University, and this will widen the career paths that are open to you.

So, if like Chandler Bing you’re “ideally suited for a career in data processing for a large multinational corporation,” this might just be the choice for you!

  • Accountant

Don’t roll your eyes, it’s not as boring as it sounds!

Accountants are always in high demand and the positions can boast some impressive salaries!

There are also opportunities to take your talents freelance and travel the world while you work. Now, breaking into this market can take a little time, so it does help to use a website like Upwork to find positions that suit your skills. Once you’ve built a reputation, the opportunities can really pay off.

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There must be some accountants that are up for an adventure!

  • Supermarket Worker

If the pandemic proved anything, it’s that our supermarket workers are absolutely essential, and we couldn’t do without them! For a while, the supermarket was the only place you could go to escape the four imposing walls of your house.

Admittedly, retail work is not for everyone – you need a lot of patience to deal with the general public, but there are a variety of opportunities to suit different skills and personalities, from customer assistants to delivery drivers.

And these roles can be more satisfying than you think – if you’re a friendly and outgoing person who can connect with anyone and loves to be part of a team, this career could be for you.

These are just five of the many careers to consider if you’re thinking of making a change. Tell us all about your plans in the comments below!

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