Got my bachelor's in physics last year from a small LAC with decent research opportunities, and since then have ended up working as a software developer on wall street. Money is great but I hate NYC and find my work incredibly boring. I really miss the summers I spent working hands-on in physics labs (mostly experimental AMO) and am considering a part-time professional master's program as a pathway back into doing more interesting work, maybe with photonics. Also exploring PhD programs (too late to apply this year), masters programs (usually not funded), and post-bac/research assistant positions (few and far between). I'm about to quit my job and move back in with my parents for the summer no matter what, and I feel like I'm floundering right now. Anything else I could look into?