I've been working in software for way too long, dislike it for a number of reasons, and would like to shift completely into electronics engineering work. I'd prefer analog, microwave, optoelectronics or maybe some specialty yet to be invented, but any electronics is better than any software. I have more talent and interest in electronics, and my love of herding electrons goes back to when I was a kid. I read IEEE publications and understand them far better than anything coming out of the software development or computer science world.
Unfortunately I have no formal degree in EE, only in Physics, a fine subject but apparently not sufficient to land an EE job, so I've found over the past several years.
The question is whether it's best to somehow get into a full time job first, with my existing experience, enthusiasm and education, and then perhaps earn a Master's to further my career, or to go full blast studying for a Master's in EE while continuing work in software, and only then try to land a job.
I'm currently employed, live next to a reputable tech school, and my employer depends heavily on electronics although there aren't any opening right now.