How can I change careers after a work accident?

Sometimes, when you have an accident at work, you will suffer injuries that make it impossible for you to return to your former career. You may also have some hesitancy about going back to the same job due to the accident.

In this case, you may want to consider changing careers. According to NPR, you should begin thinking about what you may want to do in a new career. Oftentimes, the skills you have are easily transferred to another career. This can make things much easier. There are a few other things you can do to make the process easier.

List the experience or training you will need

Many times, when changing careers, you may lack some important skills or experience you need. You may need to work in another job or get training before you can complete the career switch.

Do your research

It is also important that you do your research into the new career. Make sure that it suits not only your abilities and likes but also your financial needs. You need to ensure switching careers makes sense for your budget.

Use your network

You should start networking to find people with whom you can connect that work in your new career field. Getting connections can help you to have a better chance of finding a job.

Look at alternatives

Changing careers may not actually be the best decision. You should think about the potential for a different position within your current career path or think about what is holding you back from returning to your job. It may be as easy as getting some counseling to help you return to work.

Changing careers after a work accident may be the best possible option for you. If you feel this way, make sure to take the time to prepare yourself for a smooth transition.

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