You Can Do It! Career Change Made Possible

Harvard's Dr. Timothy Butler and life coach C.J. Liu weigh in on how to tackle your fears and start doing your dream job - now!

Changing careers takes a lot of courage. After all, you chance a pay cut, having less expertise in your new chosen field, and the uncertainty that it will pan out. Despite all of the challenges, there is much to gain.

Career transition is common among the American workforce, experts say. The reasons for such shifts vary: an employer downsizes, a spouse's job moves across country, more money is needed, or an individual strikes out in pursuit of a long-held dream.