I've changed careers 3 times into seemingly unrelated fields. I say "seemingly" because, behind the scenes, they are actually related. Each grew organically from the one before it. I was a banker for over 20 years, owned an aviation business for 18, and now I'm an HR consult with a specialty. While a banker, I learned to fly as an avocation because my wife was in school and I wanted something to do while she was so committed to her challenge. When I came to a crossroad in my banking career, I looked for something new to do and I turned my avocation into my vocation by buying a small aviation business. Banking and my education helped me navigate the trials of business acquisition and ownership. To bridge the income gap, I did part time bank consulting while growing my business until it required all my time. When I'd had enough of the business, I sold the assets. I had inadvertently acquired an HR ability and decided to exploit it. So, my advice is; take an inventory of ALL the skills you've acquired and pick the ones you enjoyed most to organically grow into new work.