I'm trying to find a way to work remotely so that I have more time in the day to spend with family/friends instead of commuting for 2 hours a day and I would be able to take care of my living space while I'm on the clock instead of after getting home.
I currently work in IT in an entry-to-mid level position with a couple years of experience.
I see 2 potential paths towards fully remote work:
Get IT certifications in IT security (Net+, Sec+, Pentest+, eCPPTv2, OSCP) and move towards network-based pentesting over the next 2-3 years. Maybe move onto exploit development a few years later.
Go back to school while working to finish my B.S. in Computer Science over the next 3-4 years and do some sort of software development after I graduate. I can likely go to school for free, or nearly free, due to extenuating circumstances
Any thoughts on these paths? Modifications you would make to either? Any paths I might be overlooking?