Physics BS going into IT work.... I graduated nearly 2 years ago with degree from UCLA and have struggled to find valuable work experience. I am now seeking a variety of IT certifications and have decided to go full-on into IT sector since I have the most networks there (fam, friends, etc...). Anyways, my question: Does anyone have any information about the work environment difference between software engineering vs. network architect (specializing in security)? Which tends to have more regular/stable hours? Which is more stressful?....It matters a lot to me that I am able to have a job that has a large amount of autonomy or where I am (reasonably) able to work at my own pace. When I have people pressuring me constantly my effectiveness/productivity drop noticeably and additionally suffer migraines. Thank you to anyone who is able offer me any perspective!