Switching Careers to Java? It's never to late, is it?
From: An over analyzing individual.
To: Anyone who can give experience or advise.
Your a 36+ year old Electronics geek with over 10+ years experience with Industrial Controls & Automation and your programming skills are minimal to that of PLC's. Still, you want to follow your interest and passion to learn programming, specifically JAVA, and apply that knowledge.
Nevertheless, you fear that you will not be able to market yourself affectively given your lack of direct experience, even after you've finished your continuing education. You think to yourself, how can I switch careers and how can I gain programming experience to break into a field that seems to be saturated with guru's that have 10 times what you have.
Of course, you see the risk's but your press on because this is what you want to do. Is it unrealistic? Is it beyond reach? Can I apply JAVA to my current field of work and make a go of this?
Thus, you ask is there anyone who can relate and give you insight that will set your mind at ease? :confused: