Lawyer Career Changer Profile

Suzy

Medicine

Legal Career

City, Solicitor, London

New Career(s)

Medicine

Career Change Story

I left law at 4 years pqe to start a medical degree for graduates! It is 4 years instead of 5 although that is still a long time to be on a student budget after getting used to a generous legal salary. I spent a year weighing up all my legal options, considered alternatives within law and then the possibility of working abroad. Ultimately I knew that none of these career paths would deal with the deep seated desire I had to do something that mattered to me.

Career Change Reflections

I am extremely happy. It is the best decision I ever made and I would urge anyone thinking about such a change to grab the opportunity. I have a spring in my step now, each day I feel happier in what I do.
Tips for making it happen:
- break your next move into small stages and it becomes achievable
- have a backup plan, if the ultimate alternative doesn't come off it doesn't mean you have to stay in a job you no longer want or enjoy
- save!

 

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time of posting, the information is intended as guidance only. It should not be considered as professional or legal advice.