Updated: Jun 4, 2022
It's a story being told around the world; professionals choosing to be in control of their expertise. In the United States especially the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing Great Resignation have given way to an unprecedented surge of changes in the way we see the work we do as well as how we accomplish that work.
New consultants can expect to find a market for just about any specialty they could want to offer. An excerpt from a page of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' website updated September 2021 states "demand for consulting services is expected to increase as organizations seek ways to improve efficiency and control costs... (and) growth is expected to be particularly strong in smaller consulting companies that specialize in specific industries or types of business function."
As more and more consultants strike out on their own I hope they will find success in as rewarding a way as I have. Pull from previous professional and personal experience and knowledge, apply it toward a fulfilling goal, and always work hard towards it. If an individual can do that, be it as an entrepreneur or part of a consultancy team, the potentially daunting jump from a traditional 'safe' job at a big office to going against the grain to pursue being a consultant they'll be at the threshold of success already.