While Millennials may be known for switching jobs frequently, they aren’t the only generation to do so. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016 the median number of years those aged 35-44 had been with their current employer was 4.9 years. This was higher than for those aged 25-34 (2.8 years) but still much lower than for those aged 45-54 (7.9 years) or 55-64 (10.1).
What this data doesn’t tell us is if—in addition to switching employers—these younger Gen Xers were also transitioning careers. I can’t be the only 40-something-year-old looking for something more out of the second half of my career, right?