Lawyers and Career Burnout Changing Careers For The Better

Written by Small Business Magazine on March 19th, 2018. Posted in Lawyer career change, Midlife career changes, Need a career change

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The idea of a lifelong career is a bit of a fallacy nowadays. Statistics have shown that people are no longer settling for one multi-decade career anymore. As of today, a person changes jobs at least 10 to 15 times during the length of their career; 6.2 million U.S. workers changed their occupational field just during 2015-2016; 2.3% of people in the legal field (attorneys, lawyers, etc.) changed their careers during 2015-2016.

It shouldn’t come as much surprise that some people decide to no longer work in the occupation of legality, since it is a difficult field to work in. Burnout — the physical, mental, and emotional state where extreme stress will cause people to become overly fatigued — is common among lawyers simply by how demanding the job is: You spend your undergraduate years working as hard