As the worst of the pandemic recedes, there are hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of people who are now questioning their career choices. COVID-19 caused many of them to lose their jobs, yet certain professionals remained employed because they performed essential functions within industries that had to carry on throughout the crisis. Examples include healthcare, IT, and law enforcement.
This summer, ECPI University is encouraging potential career switchers to take their career off pause and consider investing in themselves. By earning a degree in an in-demand discipline, they can pursue a career that is both fulfilling and potentially less vulnerable to uncontrollable forces such as COVID-19. The next several pages contain stories about people who have done just that, going from unfulfilling jobs to pursue an education and a whole new career path. Now, they are achieving great things both in the classroom and in their chosen professions.