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Career change to M.E.? (age 49)

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Hello, I am a 49 year old male, reside in the US, currently unemployed, previous work experience is in IT, have a B.S. in physics/computer science degree (interdisciplinary - not double major, w/minor in math) and am considering a return to college to study Mech. Engineering. Will I have difficulty finding a job afterwards? Any other advise/comments welcome.

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Anyone have any help for this person. I would be interested in the answer as well.
 
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You may face age discrimination. This is a sad but real fact of life in most technical industries.
 
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Tech Support might be a possibility. The technical background is useful to be able to talk the same language as customers, but the most important skills are social and being organized. A lot of the tech support people I work with aren't youngsters.
 

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