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Is there an age (upper) limit for an IT career?

Manolis Amolochitis
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 04, 2005
Posts: 3
Do you believe that there is an age (upper) limit for an IT career?
Douglas Graham
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 06, 2009
Posts: 10
I'm 63 and my team lead just turned 74. I think it depends on the industry. We're in healthcare systems integration.


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Tina Low
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 24, 2002
Posts: 5
Hello,
great idea about a book.

I am not sure which is the limit,
would be interesting to know...
Are there any studies on the market ?

I am 35, working in Healthcare support and have lot of former colleagues are having problems getting a new job or go on there career with above 50 years age.

Cheers


<b>Tina Low</b><br /> <a href="mailto:Tina.Low@low-family.de" rel="nofollow">Tina.Low@low-family.de</a> <br />SCJP2 (85%)
Matthew Moran
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Joined: Mar 21, 2013
Posts: 32
    
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I think the age limit may be more about that individual. There are many who, later in life, have a different focus than the grind of adopting new technologies. ie: those who are older may want to use their wisdom more, serve in a leadership role.

However, I know a woman who is elderly who hacks PHP and does video editing for a number of small businesses. It is what she loves to do.


Matthew Moran
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