Life is long, and interests change as we develop and grow. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that most workers have 12 jobs in their lifetime. That’s a lot of change, and change is scary, yet necessary to mold ourselves into adaptable members of the workforce.

Are you feeling the itch to try something different? That can be great if you are doing it for the right reasons. So, what are some reasons that people pull a career changeup?

  • Perhaps it comes down to feeling frustrated and disillusioned, unable to use your natural abilities in the role you are in.
  • It could be you are not happy with the team you are working with or upper management. A healthy work culture is so important for peace of mind.
  • Redundancy (not as many people needed) and business closure.
  • In our ever-changing technological times, the need for one type of industry over another is an unfortunate reality of progress. You might see the writing on the wall to find something else to do.
  • Wanting to align work more intentionally with personal or spiritual values is becoming fairly common, so if you are uncomfortable with a current organizational culture, that might be a signalthat this is not the place or job path to unleash your potential.
  • And of course, wanting or needing more money is a draw.

(Adapted from Careers Advice Online’s “Career Change statistics”)

Therefore, if you are contemplating a career change, especially one that is a 180 of what you have done previously, some major soul searching could be in store to figure out what’s next. There are lots of free and low-cost career assessments that you can access if you feel you need more guidance on this important choice.

And if you end up with an interest in something related to Health Sciences, Life University (Life U) is where to be to get a complete education. Life U currently offers a variety of stellar degree types, including our flagship Doctor of Chiropractic program.


Check out the full list below. 

Undergraduate Programs

B.S. Anatomy and Physiology (Online Only)

B.S. Biology (On Campus and Online)

B.S. Biopsychology (On Campus and Online)

B.B.A. Business Administration (On Campus and Online)

B.S. Computer Information Systems & Technology (On Campus Only)

B.A. Environment and Sustainability (On Campus Only)

B.S. Exercise Science (On Campus Only)

A.S. Health and Wellness (On Campus and Online)

B.S. Health Coaching (On Campus Only)

B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies (On Campus and Online)

B.S. Nutrition (On Campus Only)

B.S. Psychology (On Campus and Online)

Graduate Programs

M.S. Positive Psychology (Online Only)

M.S. Sport Health Science (On Campus Only)

Doctor of Chiropractic professional degree program (On Campus Only)


Career Services for the Next Level

To really complete a career exploration expedition, Life U students should stop by Career Services. The on-campus location is the Student Affairs office area of the Learning Resource Center (LRC), tucked between the Drs. Sid E. & Nell K. Williams Library and the Enrollment Department. Standard office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Stop by the Career Closet to borrow a fabulous interview outfit. Also, check out internship or student jobs opportunities, as well as external job opportunities through Handshake and more.

Happy career exploring, Brave Explorer!


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