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Making a career change later in life, or even not too long after beginning your first career, is certainly not unusual. Many people consider how they can start doing things differently if the career they have is longer making them satisfied. Even a career in law is possible later in life if you’re willing to put in the work to get where you want to be. But when you’re no longer a young adult, how can you manage the change?

Assess Your Current Position

The first thing you should do is think about your current qualifications, skills and experience. If you already have at least a bachelor’s degree, it’s going to be helpful for your career change to law. In some cases, if you want a legal career but don’t want to be a lawyer, you might not even need to go back to school.

Find Some Work Experience

Seeking out some kind of work experience can help you to solidify your decision and show that you have what it takes to switch careers. You might be able to approach some legal firms about shadowing someone or doing some work experience of even volunteer work.

Study Online

Going back to school can be tough for someone who already has an adult life, perhaps with children and a mortgage. But studying online can make it easier to fit your studies around your life. You can get a quality degree when you choose an online course, and you can often choose to study when and where you want.


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