Hi all, I am 25 and I am working on an unrelated graduate degree (Statistics), and I have realized that I am just not passionate about my field anymore (A bit late for this, right? haha). Anyway, my undergraduate degree is in applied mathematics, and I took a few computer science courses and unlike alot of people that take those classes, I definately learned and retained the curriculum. So I have a decent background in C/C++ and Java, but really don’t have any formal web development experience.
I have been teaching myself web development skills for about 2 years now as I was completing my undergrad and beginning my graduate, and I do believe I have come far, but I still have a ways to go.
My question is, when I finish my graduate degree and have to make a decision on which direction I want to take my life, will it be too late for me to pursue a career in web development? I really enjoy it, and I have a passion for it that I simply don’t have for statistics anymore. I am just worried that when I finally am ready to make a decision, I will be too old in comparison to the fresh graduates entering the field and competing for the same position I might be.
Am I too old to be thinking about a career in web development with no formal experience, or is this something that I can still reasonably pursue?