Best Jobs for Making a Career Change at 40

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Making a career change when you’re officially entering the middle age stage of your life can be intimidating. However, it is more possible than one might think, especially if you have transferable skills. Here are the best jobs for changing your career at 40, according to Zippia.  

Veterinary Technician 

A two-year program is needed for this entry-level position. Instead of going to veterinary school, you can still enjoy the perks of spending your day with pets without the higher level of responsibility.  

Patient Advocate 

A person in this position helps patients navigate through the hurdles of the healthcare system as well as serving as the family representative.  

Independent Contractor 

An independent contractor can outsource their skills through a specific industry and can set their own rates while choosing their own clients.  

Event Planner 

You can be the life of the party with this position. Event planners can organize a wide range of events, from corporate team-building sessions to weddings. If you’re organized and good at taking charge, this could be the career pivot for you. 

Read more about jobs for making a career change at 40 on Zippia

How to make a career change at 30, 40, 50, and Beyond.

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The University offers over 200 accredited and career-relevant degree and certificate programs in flexible online and hybrid formats designed to accommodate adults of all ages who work full- or part-time or juggle demanding career, family, and personal schedules.

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