What Career Changers Need to Know

Job seekers have many options. You can look for a new job that is similar to your last job. You can work in the same occupation and in the same industry. You might look for job that is in the same occupation, but you would work in a different industry. Or you could work in a new occupation and in a different industry.

Choosing to look for a job in an occupation different from your old job, or in an different industry is called "changing careers." Find out more about the differences between jobs, occupations, and industries.

Here are some things you need to know about yourself and the job market before you change careers: