I made a career change - is it too late to change back?
July 5, 2011 8:21 PM Subscribe
After a career change and a trip back to school for an MSc in Environmental Sciences, I now work in the contaminated land field. I want to find a new job and maybe even change back to what I used to do. I've had my current job for 3 years. Previously I was a technical writer and then I helped companies prepare I.T. controls for Sarbanes Oxley audits.
I think my career change may have been a mistake for a variety of reasons. I make a lot less money now but I'm disillusioned with the environmental field as it seems like I'm paid to try to figure out how companies can get away with doing the least possible.
I'm trying to figure out what my next move should be and could use some help with figuring out answers to the following questions. How's the tech writing field at the moment - is there much work going? Could I get back into it after being gone for several years? How about Sarbanes Oxley (the I.T. side only as I'm not an accountant)? Is there a job that would allow me to combine my environmental skills with the tech writing or audit preparation stuff? And if I do decide to go back to tech writing, how do I "sell" the fact that I left to do something else and it didn't work out?