I am a software developer with about 2 years of experience in the role and I have decided that I don't really enjoy my job as much. I much more enjoy the business side of things. If I continue going down the current career trajectory, I might have a chance to become a tech lead in about 8-10 years - which is not what I really want.
I want to move away from the tech side of things (or roles that require making a lot of tech decisions) and move more into business and management (not necessarily even working in the tech industry). While I understand that I might need to start from the bottom again to reach that level, what is the most reasonable path to take in this situation?
- Getting an MBA and/or Business degree?
- What junior business positions should I be looking at more?
- Try working for big companies like IBM, Accenture with a strong focus on business?
I'm rather excited that I've actually made the decision that I want to change my career path but I'm not sure where to start. It won't be possible in my current company because they operate a linear path policy for devs, where you go from junior to regular, to senior, to principal and finally to a tech lead position (which is a dead-end for many tech-people).
Does anyone have any experience by moving away from tech-related roles?