If you want to go into a new field, a great question to ask is:

What opportunities might there be in this field for someone with my background and qualifications?

Ask experts in the field you target. Find them through networking – through people you know who know them, through LinkedIn, and through requests to them directly.

You can just make a “cold” approach to someone to find out whether you can get an informational interview – flatter, say you’ve heard great things about him or her, how incredible s/he is, and you’d appreciate getting 20 minutes of her/his time to:

  • Learn how s/he got into the field and
  • Get some guidance about how you might go about getting into the field, given your background.