too old for IT - age limit - non technical question
Posted on 2014-02-09
I'm 37 years old, been in IT for about 9 years and have been a network administrator for about 2 years. Are people in IT worried about how they will handle a job like this when they turn 65 years old. I'd like to work as long as possible. I really don't want to retire early. With technology moving so fast can older individuals keep up? I ask this because I've seen technicians who are in there 50's and 60's (and sorry to say), they are slower than the younger techs. Do you plan to still be in IT when you're 65? If so, how would you accomplish this?
There are many careers out there where you gain experience with each passing year. Not true in IT. Your experience 10 years ago is obsolete (or will be very soon). I'm not trying to be negative. Don't get me wrong, I love IT. I'd stay in it as long as possible if I could. I've thought about this quite often and it may drive me to seek another field other than IT. What's your opinion?