I started as a trainee programmer in the language of COBOL in 1970. My coded programme was punched onto cards and data fed into the System 4 via punched tape. Frequently I had to fight for promotion. I am 71, a baby boomer so I formally retired at 60, actually a bit before as I had to care for Mum. In 1958 I read a children's reference book the first Commercial Computer LEO I am now a vounteer with Manchester Baby. I know I am out of date but I still loove rechnology.
Sorting out data needs between different departments suffering from Communication's failure.
7 'O' levels, 2 'A' levels and assortment of diplomas plus an Open University degree.
A book which talked about the creation of the LEO computer which I read when I was 10. No one knew what a computer was, I had no idea what a computer job would be but I asked questions until I found out.
Go for it, it's fun making that stupid machine do what you want it to do but make sure you know exactly what it must do is 100% correct!