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    Find myself unemployed at 53

    by pneuser

    Hello and thank you for your attention to my post.

    I was recently laid off my work in Logistics and am thinking of returning to school to finish my IT related degree even at my advanced age (53).

    Here is my plan (and we all know what they say about the best laid plans…:))
    Finish IT degree, gain experience, become specialized, learn to be good at something in IT that I can do from home so I can semi-retire in Myrtle Beach somewhere by the ocean.

    Timeline: 10 years.

    I have dabbled in programming, database, web development and networking. I find there isnt much in IT I dont enjoy.

    I need help figuring out where to go as I likely have one shot at getting it right.

    So my question is this: if you had 10 years to get to a affordable wage in IT (say 65K+) with a desire to work mostly from home; where would you specialize your training and expertise in IT assuming starting from mostly scratch.

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      by akshiya35

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      Reply To: Find myself unemployed at 53

      by florence023gayhart

      In reply to Find myself unemployed at 53

      Hello,

      Thank you for sharing your journey! Given your diverse interests in IT, I’d recommend focusing on fields with high demand and remote work potential, such as cybersecurity, cloud computing, or data science. These areas offer promising career growth and the flexibility you desire. Best of luck on your path!

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