I've worked as both a studio engineer and a live sound engineer, so I can speak to both. #1, studio engineer jobs are practically non-existent. Unless you're talking about major labels or film soundtracks, most recordings are done in boutique or home studios with no staff. #2, the amount of work in the live events industry is simply shocking. (Of course with COVID-19, not right now).
I'll bet every single hotel in your town has a banquets or convention area. Those rooms are used to host wedding receptions, training seminars, sales meetings, exhibits and fan events like ComicCon. And in order to set up and run those rooms for those events, they need technicians. For bigger ones, there's usually 1 or 2 audio techs, a video tech, a lighting tech, sometimes many more. Believe it or not, those jobs typically make very good money. And if you're in a major city like Las Vegas, many of the jobs are unionized, so there's standard rates of pay that right now start at around $28 an hour, plus benefits. Of course, that's not even talking about things like concerts and major shows, which can go much higher.
And in the live space, there's not just one job in audio. There's system designers, A1s, A2s, monitor engineers, RF coordinators, and a lot more. You may even be able to specialize in the area you like the most. So do your research into all these different roles and decide where you want to be.