I (22 M) just recently got an AS in Cybersecurity. I was able to get A+ and PenTest+ knocked out, and will have Sec+ and CySA+ within a few months.
I enrolled in classes at a university for their cyber program, but now I’m seeing different priorities for myself. I want so start working in IT now rather than later to gain experience, but doing so would delay my Bachelor’s. At this moment in my life, I don’t think I’d do work full-time and full-time school. I’m eyeing work full-time and take 1 or 2 classes while also learning on my own time.
The main thing that’s holding me back is the popular consensus and my parent’s thoughts that I should focus on my degree, since many HR’s make decisions based on that. I’ve also seen many positions that require a Bachelor’s.
What I’m asking is “Is the field trending towards not requiring degrees, or will it stay the same?”