A little background: I worked in retail sales at Best buy, and then Geek Squad, and currently work in IT at a software development company and have for the last 1.5 years. I've done a lot of research, and a lot of thinking, and my passion lies with marketing as opposed to IT/system administration. As such, that's the college career path I've chosen to go.
I have my first two years and my assosicates completed, and will spend the net 2-3 years finishing out my marketing degree from a reputable college. Starting Marketing salary in Houston is about the same as I currently work in IT, so i am not opposed to start looking for entry level Marketing jobs, either.
My question is this: Am I hurting myself by not getting a Marketing job while continuing college, or will having 4-5 years of IT experience by the time I graduate also look good when it comes time to finding a Marketing job?