Do you love the this type of work ? So many people entered IT because of the salary and the law of supply and demand have saturated the field. The ones who don’t love the work are moving on. I knew since I was 13 that I was going to be in IT. 20 years later, I still am and make a very nice salary. Although I am a generalist, I now do modeling and run simulations on networks, telephony, and communication systems. The jobs are both in the public and private sector, I choose who I want to work for and for how long. I had to start off with the basics but learned enough to work in R&D while troubleshooting the most complicated problems that specialists cannot figure out. I’ve worked with defense contractors which put me in environments that were the most exciting of my career, seeing things that most Americans never know exist or using things that they will ever come close to touching.
You have to enjoy what you will be doing for the next 50 or so years. Why not be happy and do what you enjoy? If you are motivated and love the work, the money will always be there regardless of the position..
Best of Success,