As someone looking to enter the field but pushing into the fourties now, I could really use some input.
Based upon your experience, do you believe it is possible to enter the field at an advanced age and still be successful .
For instance, do you think you can really excell and move up quickly if you are motivated, intelligent, already well educated, the right person etc., or is it innevitably a long road of putting in your hours to move up slowly.
Also do you all feel there is any ageism happening out there in the job market.
Viewpoints from different fields and workplaces would definitely be appreciated.
In fact is there some substantive area (e.g., traffic, land use, develpment) or workplaces (private versus public) that might be most appropriate in such a case.
Thanks so much!
P.S.: I know I am not necessarily "old", but I also don't feel all that "young" anymore: