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Can you be your own salesperson? That's going to be a big factor.
Also, unlike construction, if you're looking for remote gigs online you will be competing with people who live in countries with a very low cost of living.

A lot of IT people I know recommend young people go into the trades if they have any aptitude for it, rather than computer work. One guy I work with is studying to become a nurse. And the company I work for is hiring every skilled welder they can find- hundreds. The number of IT workers they've hired in the last 5 years can be counted on one hand with fingers to spare.

*Any* industry that says there's a big shortage of "x-workers" is really saying they want cheap labor, and need an oversupply to keep wages down. And the schools profit from painting a rosy picture.

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A career in computer science could also be a good transition for me when my body will no longer tolerate the rigors of construction work.


Talk to older computer workers about how easy it is to find work. They've got a younger 'expiration date' than you do.

Find out if coding really suits you first- take some free non-trivial courses on Coursera or something similar. That will get you much further in your decision-making process.
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