Statistics have shown that it is becoming more and more common for people to switch careers at some point in their lives. This can be due to not liking the job or perhaps a lifestyle change makes it more appealing to work in another field. Victoria Blatterman began her career as a special education teacher. In this role, she got to have a hands-on impact for her students and they were able to form a bond with Victoria Blatterman and she was passionate about helping them. She enjoyed being able to assist the students that often otherwise would be left out as many do not have the patience required to help difficult students.
Victoria Blatterman then made the switch to the position of law clerk. While this change may seem completely off course, she has found many similarities in the two positions. Both positions involve helping people which is what she is most passionate about. In addition to this, they both involve listening. Whether she is helping a client or an attorney at the firm, Victoria Blatterman noticed the same listening skills she used as a special education teacher is the skill required in the position of law clerk. People do not often simply ask for what they want and being able to read body language and receive passive information is a vital skill for this position. Using these skills has given Victoria Blatterman a career that she is proud of.