Depends on what kind of business you are looking to do. Honestly you don’t need any graphic design certification to create a business with Glowforge. And you should definitely stick with cyber security. It’s stable and in demand.
My husband was a 3D graphic tech and designer back in the day, and when the housing market collapsed, and businesses starting going under, the things he and his uncle (who is a graphic designer for advertising campaigns) were considered…hmmm… nonessential to daily operations? More like an added luxury than an actual necessity.
Long story short, they were laid off, and his uncle was huge in the industry. Companies suddenly only wanted unpaid interns or people to work for pennies as both graphic designers and web designers, which are two different fields.
And if you are considering making a business off of Glowforge, you’ll need a plan B anyways. Things happen to machines that get used daily, parts wear out. In pandemic times, supply chains are interrupted and inventory is low.
You really want to think through what exactly you want to offer. For me, I have made practically nothing trying to sell products or designs I made. But I bring in a steady income as a cutting service.
I do not have a graphic design background, but I do have experience as a pattern maker and my educational background is in international trade and regulations.
As for my husband, his computer and 3D skills were put to use in a dental CT machine company. Even when the other fields picked back up, he didn’t want to go back to design because it was too unstable.