Sergey A.’s Answer
I have met a few people who work in the field. It includes a lot of hustling, moving from place to place, human interaction, as well as paperwork.
The advantages seem to be
- you can make decent money without years of formal schooling
- a large degree of independence
- your social skills will improve quickly, which can be later helpful with other careers
- you will acquire an intimate knowledge of a large and well-established industry that again can help you if e.g. you decide to become an entrepreneur, as you will know firsthand many needs and inefficiencies
The disadvantages seem to be
- you can make no money, or struggle greatly and put in insane hours to barely make the minimum wage
- you have to motivate yourself and constantly learn and improve your own efficiency, if you are to become successful
- despite being independent, you will often have to cancel your other commitments to show an apartment or go sign paperwork, if you want to be truly successful
- aside from getting better, there is limited opportunity for career progression.
- as you get older, you may want something less stressful and more sustainable, particularly if you decide to start a family.