I changed my major mid-stream. Technology and security controls changed so much; I was happy to switch my academic concentration from Security Engineering to Governance, Risk Management & Compliance. I was thinking that I would be setting myself up for a more fluid and certain day2day job. I “sipped the Kool-Aid” colleagues! I thought that I was going to a less technical, less rigorous job when I accepted an assessor’s role. If your thinking is anything close to what mine was, let me tell you now – stay in your engineering role, as this is some bovina-schizer! I never understood why those people were getting paid so well until now. Believe me, within a reputable organization, you will earn every penny!
M.S., M.A., CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CDPSE, MCSE