Answered by Nell, Hiring Expert at Pitney Bowes, on Thursday, October 2, 2014
No. It won’t look like that at all. Many people change career paths for all kinds of reasons. For example many of my marketing MBA interns had backgrounds in Finance and Mechanical engineering. Sometimes people learn more about themselves and find opportunities to fit what their strengths are and what they enjoy to do better. Also many people have expertise and passions in different areas. That is totally normal and acceptable. I met with a woman the other day. She had spent the majority of her career in a financial realm, and she loved it and enjoys the business side of work. She also has a passion for helping child victims of domestic abuse. She had an MBA and a MSW (Master of Social Work), both degrees she loves and uses, but they are very different spectrums.
I say this life is short and if you can dabble in several areas that you love then you should absolutely do it! You have already overcome that hardest battle for most people and that is figuring out what it is you are passionate about and want to do with your career. Best wishes!