Q: I would like to switch to consulting roles. However I am unsure if this is the right thing to do considering once I move from tech, it will be difficult for me to get back into tech roles.
The answer depends on your goal. Where do you want to be in 5-10 years? Ideally try to identify the company that can help you to achieve that goal faster.
Additionally, even if you can save time with the consulting path, I would not use it as the sole criterion. Consulting is quite different from tech and even if it allows you to speed up your way to the top I would not go for it if you don’t think you would enjoy the work and environment there.