If you’re sitting at your desk feeling like you can’t stand it anymore, it’s well worth considering a career change. Are you a creative at heart that wants to get out there and express yourself? It’s never too late to change your career and, in the long term, reach a higher level of satisfaction. If you’re stuck in a rut, here are five radical career change ideas.

Start your own Internet Business

Changing career doesn’t necessarily mean going to work for somebody else. Why not consider starting your own internet business from home? There is a myriad of ways you can run your business, with hundreds of websites you can use to sell your product. If you have a specific passion or service you can provide, starting a business online is an easy and cost effective solution.

Travel Agency

Do you love travel? Are you organised? If the answer to both of those questions is yes, then you could be missing your calling as a travel agent. While the internet has changed the way people book their holidays, there is still plenty of business out there, particularly with business customers who are looking for someone to arrange and manage multiple itineraries. A company like Freedom Travel gives individuals the ability to set themselves up as their own boss but use mass buying power to get access to the best rates.

Start your own food stall

If you’ve always been a passionate foodie, starting your own food business could be the best career move you will ever make. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the food you have put your hard work and love into making being enjoyed by your customers. There has been a huge surge in high-quality produce being sold in markets and if you think you can offer something unique, you could be well on the way to starting your own successful food business. Some successful market stalls have gone on to open their own restaurants, so if you have the ambition, you could go all the way to the top.


Teaching is an oft-overlook career that can be hugely rewarding if you’re passionate. Whether you want to teach in a school setting or take start private tutoring, there is a vast array of options. If you have passion and skill in creative arts, there are a number community initiatives that you take part in to get you started.

Work Abroad

Perhaps a change of scenery is what you really need. In emerging markets, there are a huge number of new opportunities to take part in, and the excitement of the new can breathe life into your existing professional experience.

If you have a number of transferrable skills, finding work abroad can be relatively easy. Do some research into the kind of locations that may be of interest to you, whether that be Australia, Canada or somewhere in Europe.

Food Stall

Food stall by Derek Harper

Image by Derek Harper [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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