There are many of us that would like to have more money. This might be because we want to be able to buy more things, manage more easily, pay off loans, save more or something else. Money can be a great motivator for many of us, but some of us are more prepared to make changes than others, in order to get it. One change that we might consider is to change our job so that we can get paid more. This is a big decision and it is worth taking time to consider it well.


If we are thinking of a career change then we will need to train in a new area and if we are thinking of progressing then we may need to improve our skills in the areas that we are already working in. This will bring about a cost. This means that before you can think about getting more pay, you may need to pay out for a training course. You might be lucky enough to be able to do one through your current job, but some employers will charge you for any training that you do within a certain time period of leaving your job. It is therefore still likely that you will have to find this yourself. It might be that you can tech yourself, perhaps with information that you find online or through books. However, if you have to prove to a future employer that you have knowledge of this area they may rather see a certificate than just a written declaration that you have done it. Of course, they may choose to test your knowledge and that will prove that you have it.

Job Satisfaction

It is important to think about the balance between job satisfaction and pay. If you are happy in the role that you are doing, then you risk not being happy when you change. Even if you are doing similar work, which you like, you may find that moving to a new company will be very different. Working with different people in a different culture may not suit you. Of course, you may not be happy and be willing to take the risk of going elsewhere and you may even find if you are happy that you are even happier when you move. It is something which is a risk and very tricky to know until you actually make the move. If you are unhappy then the risk is much lower though than if you are happy where you are.

Travel to Work

Sometimes it is the case that we have to travel further to work if we take on a job that pays more. This may not always be the case, of course, but we could have to travel into a city or bigger town which might be further away. For those that like commuting then this will not be a problem, but there are some people that do not like it at all. If you are not sure, then try travelling a bit more to find out whether you might think that it is worth it.

Making new Friends

It can sometimes be hard leaving behind work colleagues and having to make new ones. It is often the case that once we leave we tend not to keep in touch with those we worked with before. We have less in common and have to put our time and energy into our new job. For some people making new friends in the workplace is easy, but there are others that find it difficult and that could be a big drawback for them when considering whether to change jobs.

Challenging job

It may be the case that to be able to expect more pay, we will have to do a job that is more challenging for us. This is because we tend to get paid in return for the effort and difficulty in what we are doing. Some people really relish a challenge and this will be something that they really like the idea of but there will be those that would rather have something a bit easier. You will need to make sure that you are sure about what the expectations will be from the job so that you can decide whether you think that it will be suitable for you or not. You will then be able to decide whether you think that the job is right for you or not.

There are a lot of factors to think about when you are considering whether to change your job. If money is really important it might be the only factor in your decision, but you might find that you have other things that are important to you as well. Consider what these might be in your case and then you will be able to decide more easily whether this would be the right thing for you to do.