Far too many people accept jobs that do not appeal to them simply because
the salary and benefits package are lucrative. Likewise, many individuals
accept what they believe to be their dream jobs, yet later discover that
they feel disconnected from work they no longer enjoy. If you've been
thinking about changing careers, it could be time to explore graduate
programs in Seattle. With a
graduate degree in a field such as computer science or software engineering, you can put
your skills to work for projects you believe in.
Your Work Responsibilities Do Not Appeal to You
It's a common misconception that if a person is highly adept in one
particular area, he or she should stick to it and avoid trying new things.
However, even if you excel at helping other employees at your company
figure out their new software systems, you may not necessarily enjoy it.
In these cases, it's often best to trust your intuition and consider
transitioning to a career with work responsibilities you feel passionate
about. When you enroll in a graduate program, you'll be able to explore
your interests and fine-tune your career objectives.
Your Salary Cannot Compensate for the Drawbacks
Many people are hesitant to leave their current jobs and try something
new because they fear losing their paycheck or having to get by with a
much smaller paycheck. But at a certain point, you may begin to realize
that sacrificing most of your waking hours for a job you no longer care
for simply isn't worth it. Plus, after earning your graduate degree,
you can indeed
pursue other opportunities that offer lucrative salaries.
You're Experiencing Physical and Psychological Symptoms
The chronic stress of holding down a job you dislike can readily lead to
physical symptoms and psychological challenges. It may be time to consider
a career change if you always feel fatigued, become ill frequently, feel
depressed and jaded, or experience various aches and pains.
Do you believe your skills and knowledge could be put to better use? Get
started on your path to your dream career by enrolling in
Seattle University's Department of Computer Science & Software
Engineering. Call Seattle University at (866) 926-3027 and ask us about our graduate
programs in software engineering and computer science.