Crossroad in Career: Making the leap

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I work as a Civil Engineer and have encountered a crossroad in my career. I’m quite miserable at my current position and have entertained the idea of a career change.

When I assess my goal of achieving financial freedom through real estate an engineering position doesn’t seem to align with the goal. With real estate in mind, I’ve considered using my construction management experience and pursue a position with a developer or large flipper to gain experience and knowledge that would further my own real estate pursuits.

Any advice or previous experience with making a drastic career change in the pursuit of REI? Also any ideas of potential jobs in REI for someone with civil engineering and construction management experience?

@Kristian Conway

Hey Kristian!  Welcome to the B/P community.  I see you posted this a while ago but I thought I would reach out anyway.  

Right out of College I was a stock broker and I hated it.  I liked crunching the  numbers but did not like being stuck in an office.  I chose happiness and quit when my boss offered me a partnership( I knew if I accepted I would be there for life).  I moved to Colorado and became a river guide.  My overall happiness went though the roof.  I was making way less money but truly happy.  I still liked finance so I started to dabble in real estate.  I now own and invest with my own portfolio and I ended up getting my real estate license.  I would say if you are not happy change it up and follow what you are passionate about.  Always easier said than done, I understand that.

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