Almost half of Americans rethinking their careers
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate remained at 8.3 percent in both January and February. While some sectors are simply struggling to rebound, there are professions that have been severely diminished, making it necessary for many to completely re-evaluate their careers. As a result, it is not uncommon for adult students to pursue a degree at a Christian university or college.
While they may not always feel comfortable changing their profession later in life, they should know that they are far from alone. In fact, 47 percent of Americans are currently re-evaluating their careers, according to the results of a recent Bellevue University study.
Based on responses from 1,642 individuals over the age of 18, the university also found that 23 percent of adults are unhappy with their current jobs, while 12 percent plan to launch their own businesses.
Older students who are looking to gain the skills they will need to change careers can always look to Christian universities, as many of these institutions offer programs for adult learners. For instance, Minnesota’s Crown College offers various degrees through its Adult & Graduate Studies program, according to the school’s website.