The job market is far different than it was 50 years ago. For the workforce today, it is not unusual for an adult to switch careers multiple times. Dramatic, mid-life career changes are on the rise. According to CNBC, 49% of middle-aged workers have made a job shift in recent years with positive results to their work-life balance and overall contentment¹.One career, in particular, has become a desirable opportunity for transition, teaching. With an estimated 150,000 jobs created yearly, obtaining a master’s of education can be rewarding². Although changing directions midway can be complicated and even intimidating, Mount Vernon Nazarene University is here to help you make a seamless transition. Below are five hurdles to overcome when making the switch to become an educator.