So I am currently working at a manufacturing company as a CNC Programmer and Machinist. I pretty much run my entire department and am the head programmer for CNC. Recently I decided to finally go back to school and finish my associates degree for my Computer Information Systems major. I ended up completing that a few months ago, I am 30 years old.
I decided my passions is and always was in the tech industry, and ended up with the job I have now just from needing to work and make money. Now at 30 years old as a CNC programmer making about 55k a year I fear it's too late to make the switch to networking. I picked up the CCENT book and have slowly been studying but after some reading I'm scared it's too late to jump into that career path, or if I do I'll take a big salary hit for a while. I guess I just want to know if there is any advice from anyone on this. Is it going to be tough? Will I take a big hit? I have bills to pay which a reduction of salary won't exactly help out. Sorry for this long rant! Just nervous about this whole situation.