I have been involved in Information Technology for the past 16 years. In fact, I started in this field and faithfully remained attached to it. I do not know what it takes to change the line of work. So anyone who knows and does this automatically climbs up the charts in my viewpoint. According to me, it takes a lot of courage to do it.
The bigger question is why do people leave everything they know and pursue an entirely different line of work. My friend in Bengaluru always talks about opening a restaurant. If any other person had told me this, my answer will be a smirk. Having tasted the results of his cooking experiments from college days, I believe he is on the right track. He has the right skills and also the interest. He should just do it.
Today I listened to an interesting story regarding switching jobs. I met a property dealer who was in entire another field of work previously. So what made her change jobs? She was looking for an apartment in Paris for a long time before finding a suitable one. Once she zeroed in the apartment, she missed the thrill in hunting for apartments like locating a property, checking it out etc. So she decided to become a property dealer!