On the face of it, you sound well-enough degreed and credentialed to move from your current position into something better without doing anything more than going the grueling, time-consuming, and wearing process of looking for your next job. But a sanity check on my hunch is essentially what I recommend in the preceding paragraph, so please do yourself a favor and pose your questions and concerns to those in your vicinity who can do you the most good.
Thanks for posting. Feel free to follow up with additional questions or concerns I may not have addressed in this reply.
Good luck with your career development efforts.
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