If you put in a few years at one of the big tech companies, you open up an insane amount of opportunities in the tech industry. You put in 3 or 4 years in Silicon Valley and you can essentially get any job at a tech company across the entire country and make a very large amount of money.
Those 3 or 4 years will be extremely hard, you won’t make nearly the amount you deserve, and you’re going to work your life away…but you’ll end up later on with a cushy job where you don’t have to slave away like that. It’s basically going to college again. Get the experience to put on your resumé and you open up a ton of doors you wouldn’t have seen before.