Among adults aged 40-59 who are currently employed or looking for work, 32% have already gone through a major career shift, according to a 2014 AARP survey. Reasons for career shifts included changes in the company that forced job cuts (30%); changes in the industry (31%); changes in the economy (32%); personally wanting to do something different (48%).
Thayer, C. (2014). Reflections on life & career Washington, DC: AARP. Retrieved from www.aarp.org.