What switch did you make, and why? How did you do it?

Career-changers: What switch did you make, and why? How did you do it?

Posting here because I’m more interested in a Singapore context.

I’m looking for a mid-career industry switch myself (not exactly mid-career as I’ve only been working around one year plus but yea), and am considering going back to school to do a Masters for this. Reason for switching is passion - lack of it in my current industry, while I have it for the industry I hope to join.

But I’m worried about opportunity cost of not working for a year while I’m at school (I’m male so I’m getting closer to the wrong side of 30), as well as not being able to break into my new industry of choice after my studies. Pragmatic Singaporean side of me thinks it’s better to stay with a secure, decent-paying job rather than jump into the unknown.

Hoping to hear stories/experiences of fellow mid-career switchers!

Thanks in advance.