Hoping someone might be able to lend some advice out there. I'm currently working in business, as a Marketing Manager for a bank. Don't get me wrong the job is rewarding in many ways and it's certainly a rather comfortable life compared to nursing, set office hours, weekends to yourself, stable income etc etc. However something is fundamentally missing and I'm considering a big career change having felt I couldn't go into nursing as an 18 year old (all my A levels were in English and Media etc!!!), I had the medical experience and knowledge of a wooden spoon and therefore would have been laughed out of my UCAS application form.
I have a degree in Event Management (yes it really is a degree!) and have 4 years experience in business.... no medical experience whatsoever apart from sort of caring for my housemate who has just had a double lung transplant after many years of serious illness.
I'd love to hear from anyone who has made a career change like this, I can handle being a student again for 3 years and all the rest of it, but I think I need to go into this with as much info as possible rather than rose tinted glasses as it would be a big lifestyle change.
Many many thanks for whatever help comes my way.
(ps. for your info I'm 26 so feel now might be a good time to make the change rather than when I'm settled and have a mortgage on my hands!)