This is my first post but I hope It will encourage the discussion.
I am currently 43 years old and I hate my current job. I have always been interested in IT but for all different reasons I have never had a chance to make any career out of my interests.
My question is: Is it to late for 43 yo person to become a web developer (or software developer)?
I would love to get honest answers for people in the IT field preferably HR people.
Disclaimer: 18 y.o., working but not in IT or HR, but seen these questions pop up on Codecademy many times.
The better person to ask this question to would be yourself; do you think it’s too late? If I tell you “nah, you’ve got time! Go do it!” but you don’t agree with me, there’s no point in asking. My honest response would be as follows:
No, it’s not too late, because you’re still asking.
If you didn’t ask, you clearly would not have wanted to try, but it seems the only thing you’re lacking here is encouragement from peers, so:
You can do it!
Edit: Welcome to Codecademy, by the way
I sure hope not!
I am 50 (51 in a few weeks) and just getting started myself. Old dogs CAN learn new tricks (let’s hope).
Good luck, let’s show these “kids” how it’s done
Does it mean you are 10 years behind me LOL
Good luck mate I hope it will work out well for you and I am going back to the next learning session
Thanks guys I am 39, I was hoping I am not to late to the party. Seems like I am good
we can all do this lets get it.
I’m almost 65 and back to reinventing myself. My brain, however, is 30-ish.
Disclaimer: These examples is from Sweden so can’t really give a full picture how it’s like in your own native country.
I would dare say it’s not too late. I was enrolled at a Vocational universities (2019-2021) where we studied to become dotNet developer. 2 of my classmates was a former teacher in her 40s and a former graphic designer who turned 50 during our last remaining weeks before we were done. Both work as programmers/developers today.
Have another similar example, my cousins father-in-law once worked as a terminal worker and in his 40s just quit his job enrolled to learn system developement and worked for years as a Java deleoper and later as a freelance IT-consultant.
I am 41 this year and reinventing myself to be a web / app developer. I hope that I can somehow be able to create apps that will enhance people’s lives. Hopefully I will be able to create some apps that will be able to let me charge users for it. Then make it a source of income.
I don’t want to give myself too much pressure. But Codeacademy is helping me to learn what I need to make that dream come true.