It happens all the time: College students change majors. People change careers. It happens so often that you'd think it was just the way things are. But it's not how it has to be. Related: 3 Very Real Reasons You Should Make A Career Shift When you change majors in college, you're basically starting from scratch. All those hours you studied, all the money you invested—gone. And when most college students are already graduating with crippling debt, the last thing you want to do is waste time or money. And how many people do you know who have changed or are considering changing careers? Quite a few, I'm sure. For one reason or another, their current job just isn't cutting it, and they want to find something that pays more or is more fulfilling.