I currently hold my CCSP and CEH and have worked in cybersecurity for close to 10 years. I can tell you that Cybersecurity is an extremely broad field in terms of what kind of work you could be doing, salary, work environment, etc, etc. Most Cybersecurity people work as part of a team and each team member fulfills one or two roles.
Like you could be in charge of the firewall or vulnerability scanning. You could be part of the team that pushes out security patches or your work life could simply revolve around doing reports on vulnerabilities and creating plans of action about how to fix said vulnerabilities.
There are also other roles you can do and you will probably need specific certifications to get your foot in the door. Things like digital forensics, like what you see tech geeks on CSI doing. Or you can become a white hat hacker and do penetration testing where companies will actually pay you to try to hack their systems in order to test their security.
One drawback of Cybersecurity I will warn you about though is that if you don't have any work history working in an Information assurance or Cybersecurity role then it can be difficult to get hired. Having security certifications and being a part of the networking team somewhere is the way to go. A help desk job might be a little lower than what you are aiming for but you will learn more on a help desk than just about anywhere else in the IT world.
You can take a course that provides Job Placement along with CCSP Certification.
On the other side. I am not a software developer but I have friends that are and I know a bit of coding myself. Software development can be a real mixed bag and it really depends on who you work for. I have a friend who works for an insurance company and he hates it because the work he does is very repetitive and boring.