I just met one of a senior citizen. He was around 48 years old. I knew that he had done his graduation in life Sciences and hence I was quiet surprised to see him at the office of Oracle in San Francisco. I asked him what he was doing there. He said that he is pursuing six month training as he has decided to change his career and shifted in technology. This was a surprise for me. However for many it was an inspiration as he gave a perfect example as well as proof that one can change his career at any age.
However you will have to keep in mind some points if you want to change your career at such an age.
They are as follows:
1.Make sure that you do not find any difficulty during training. In fact you will have to start from the zero as far as your new career is concerned. Hence you will have to participate whole heartedly in the training program. You might be suffering from low or high blood pressure. In this case I would never insist you to change your career. Do change your career but only when you are physically fit.
2.Actually when you learn new things then you are bound to loose a lot of energy. Not all people can do this. Hence you should make sure that you have an idea about the new career to some extent because this will save you from health problems. In fact you will find much easier to learn them. My point is that you cannot say a 50 year old personality to play baseball.
3.The third thing which you will have to make sure is that do the training whole heartedly. As a senior you must have lots of knowledge and you should make sure that how can you apply those knowledge in this new field.
4.There is one more reason to do the training whole heartedly. Actually you will find out soon in some cases that you cannot continue in some new field. It would be very embarrassing if you leave the field after training. However if you will do the training whole heartedly then you will definitely find out soon that you are comfortable or not, if you feel uncomfortable then you can immediately leave that field and look out for some other field.
I have never seen these kinds of problems with the people involved in minor career change. But this does happen when you are overage and looking for a major career change. This can be good as well as bad in some cases, especially, when you are suffering from diseases like diabetes or heart diseases.