I would appreciate any useful comments on age discrimination in the
engineering field (particularly control engineering). I've heard that
it's almost impossible to land a job as an electronics designer for
any applicant older than 35 y.o. Is control engineering any different
in this respect or about the same? I'm 30 y.o., I have a BS in
metallurgical engineering and a Ph.D. in materials science. I would
like to enter control engineering field (because I really like it). I
think I have reasonable chances to earn undergrad or grad
systems/control engineering degree in 2 years or so. However, I am
afraid that 32 y.o. is too old to be an entry level engineer.
P.S. I do not expect anything fancy from engineering career (nothing
can suck more than being a postdoc anyway). I just want to have
reasonable chances (if I'll be good) to be employed in the field for
3-5 years before enrolling to a truck driver school.
18 years ago