Changing careers can be a very exciting time. The prospect of learning something new that you are confident you will love is very exhilerating. You are full of hopes and dreams -- often not only about the joy you will find in your new profession but about the new, increased income that you will be making.
Often the dreams of this new profit-center based around you can make student loans sound like an awfully good idea. After all, the sooner you get done learning your new field, the sooner you can get started earning the big bucks, right? Not necessarily.
Unfortunately, you need to take a very close look at your career change before you decide if student loans are appropriate. Here are some things to consider:
*How is the job market in your field?