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When you imagine a typical tech worker, an image probably appears in your head. Likely, the person you’re picturing is in their twenties or thirties. And it’s true, that is the tech Silicon Valley stereotype. But tech isn’t only for members of younger generations.

It’s not just for millennials and gen Z

If you look only at the tech giants, your view will be skewed. For example, according to Payscale, the median age of workers at both SpaceX and Meta is 29. But working in tech doesn’t equate to working at one of these massive companies. There are myriad different companies hiring people with skills in tech. For example, you can help craft software that helps people find therapyTaking Therapy from the Outdoors to Tech: Jake McCambley’s TripleTen Story or build tailor-made websitesRefashioning a Career with Tech: Isabelle Cuisset’s TripleTen Story.

The reality

Tech is a broad industry made up of far more than the five companies people first think of, and it needs expertise from people of all generations.

This is backed up by data; according to Zippia, the average tech worker is 42 years old. That perfectly matches the median age of workers throughout the US. In fact, although people looking into bootcamps tend to trend young, our data show that nearly a quarter of TripleTen students are older than 35.

So if you’re worried that you’re too old for tech, the stats say you’re not. In fact, your wisdom and deep experience can be true assets.

Check out TripleTen to see how you can augment your existing knowledge with tech know-how and land the tech career you’ve been dreaming of.

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