Signs You Need a Career Change
Benefits of A Career Change At 40
- Growing & sharpening your mind
- Developing confidence
- Demonstrating adaptability
- Conquering fear of change
- Making your kids, friends, and family proud!
Preparing For Your Career Change In 5 Effective Steps
So Much Of Your Career Is Still Ahead Of You
Average retirement age in Canada still sits at around 65; If you’re recently 40, you’re only at your career’s halfway point!
What Is the Best Career to Start at 40?
- General Business Management: At 40 years old, you’re in a great place to make a name for yourself in managerial roles at your current workplace! If you’ve already worked in the same place for years, studying management courses will give you plenty of insight into how your business currently operates. Plus, given that many senior positions are filled by more experienced workers – such as those over the age of 40 – getting this position early on can set you up for success when transitioning into other executive roles later in your career journey. This Diploma also sets you up to make the switch to entrepreneurship — so you can work for yourself!
- Addictions & Community Health Professional: For those looking for rewarding and meaningful work, addictions support work is a great choice to specialize in. The field requires dedication, compassion, and skill in communicating with individuals who may have experienced trauma related to their addictions or lived experiences with substance abuse. You can expect to see job growth in this field over the next decade thanks to increased awareness around substance use disorders and mental health issues — as well as greater accessibility of addiction counselling services in response to drug crises. Having some real-world experience may be beneficial and even advantageous when considering this profession at age 40+. Choose a program that meets the criteria and includes the competencies required for both Canada and International Certifications, such as Sundance College’s Addictions and Community Health Professional program. Our ACHP Diploma program is approved by The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF).
- Medical Office Administrator (MOA): If the idea of helping people resonates with you, healthcare support answers that deep-seated need. One great option is becoming a medical office assistant or administrator (MOA). Medical office administrators provide administrative support to physicians and other healthcare professionals. As an MOA, you will be responsible for tasks like scheduling appointments, handling phone calls, greeting patients, filing public or private insurance claims, maintaining records and databases, preparing bills and invoices, and more. You can also perform a very similar role as a unit clerk at a hospital.