The recent future and oncoming months of market correction have forced many, especially those jumping on the bandwagon, to consider career changes to keep the lights on. An MSNBC report focused on the lending industry. Those with a small clientelle and those who don't market agressively are seeking out other options to cover the monthly nut.
The upside is that the skills acquired as a lender or real estate agent are useful in other industries. Many are using what they have learned to fit the needs of employers in other industries. For many, it is better to make the move sooner than later to avoid depleting any savings they may still have cutting their losses.
For those who remain active in the real estate industry, the road hasn't smoothed out. However, with a cut competition the end of the correction will prove rewarding.