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There is nothing more dangerous than popular generalizations when it comes to career choice.
You’ve heard it a zillion times: “Become a lawyer or a doctor…” Usually “money” is the reason why your parents want you to become a doctor or a lawyer.
But what’s the inside story? Do all lawyers make money? How about their stress levels? Are they happy?
Here is the fascinating story of a young ex-lawyer who decided to leave law behind and become a technical writer — one of the “least stressful” jobs, according to a 2010 occupational survey by U.S. Labor Department.
“I’m a technical writer for the IT department of a large St. Louis-based company,” says the author.
“I like it because I get to use my writing and logical thinking skills. Also, I think I am a perennial student. This job lets me learn new things – there is always something new for me to learn about technology… I work full-time, 40 hours a week. The IT field is considerably less stressful than the legal field. That makes for a happy Michelle.”
Click here to read the rest of Michelle’s story, “Why I Left the Law.”
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Did you have a similar career change to or from technical writing? Please feel free to share your experience by commenting.