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Any chance at pursuing a career in IT at 35?

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I think that your mindset is more important than your age. With my AS degree in programming, I had gone as far as I could go as I couldn't even get interviews at some places. I finished my BS degree in Computer Science at age 36 (graduating "*** laude"), and have been working in IT Management ever since. I had to put in VERY long hours as I was working full time and going to school full time, but when questions about my ability to "do the job" came up, I was able to respond to those questions by pointing out how hard I was working. The combination of my new degree and how hard I had to work to get it was far more important to those interviewing me than my age.