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I don't advise kids to get into IT now. The jobs aren't there, and the ones that are are 80 hours per week. And the rate of change only increases. It doesn't decrease.

I'm in my mid 40's and I'm one of the oldest people you'll find walking around darn near any IT shop.

It's hard, when you're in your early 20's (I'm assuming here) to think where you want to be when you're my age, but the love of problem solving and technology will very likely take a back seat to reality when you realize you don't have time to get good at something before it's yesterday's news.

No job is perfect, but there are better careers for your health and "well roundedness."