Switching careers at any age can be a daunting task. But for those who already have two or three decades of work experience under their belt, it can be even more challenging, particularly given the ageism that's present in hiring decisions. Various scholarly studies have found that not only does ageism exist, but it's also worse for older women than older men. This is just one of the hurdles when changing careers in your 40s, 50s, and beyond. With that in mind, Cheapism reached out to career coaches, executives who have made big career transitions, and other experts around the country for tips on successfully making a major job shift later in life.