Things change as we get older. We get wiser, we learn that if something isn't making us happy it never will. We teach ourselves to let go and take risks. But it's still a surprise when someone actually does a 360 on a career switch! Although a study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found "Late-career job changes have become more common over the past several decades at the same time that working longer has become more necessary, the rise in job-changing appears to be largely voluntary, with workers likely moving to jobs that they consider better."