As a 50-something HR and training professional, who’s worked as an instructional systems designer for the past 20 years, I love giving career advice. Actually, I love giving all sorts of advice to people. I mean, I’ve been around the block a time or two and pretty much have life figured out. Right. Whatever. So, allow me to share what life has taught me about the role of instructional systems design. You ready? Wait for it…here it comes…instructional design may not be for you! Can you believe it?! What kind of article is this? Who spends 20 years of their life in a career and then openly writes to tell people that they may want to avoid it? What kind of kooky logic is that? I’m not sure, but I do know that you’re going to want to steer clear of the ISD field if you don’t want to…
So there you have it - reasons to avoid the field of ISD. Or not. If nothing else, I’ve given you some food for thought. Tongue-in-cheek aside, the next time you’re contemplating a career choice or a job change, consider the world of instructional design. You may be surprised at how rewarding and personally fulfilling it is.