Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at Asurion, on Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Changing career paths is sometimes challenging, but not impossible. I would recommend networking with individuals at structural engineering companies in your area. Establishing relationships is the best way to explain your experience thus far, discuss your passion for structural engineering and find out about job opportunities in the field. If you don't know where to begin, use LinkedIn to find people working for the companies and send them a message telling them you're interested in learning more about their company and asking if they're willing to have a conversation regarding the company, their work, and suggestions they might have for someone in your position. It may seem odd to reach out to a stranger, but you may be surprised to find that most people are open to helping in this way. Best of luck!