It has always been challenging to be a career changer. It perhaps means needing to go back to school for additional training. In presenting yourself to others, they may often find it difficult getting past seeing you in your previous position whether that is if they have known you or are seeing you through the words of a resumé. There is the acceptance factor of those already in the field. Frankly you are not considered “an insider” to them. You don’t have experiences to share that show you know how to handle the difficult things which may come up in your new profession. And, while you have the desire to get the experience, it is difficult to get anyone to hire you into your newly chosen field.