I wouldn’t really advise anyone to take up photography as a career because things have changed. Right now it is fairly competitive. Photography is in a state of flux. The classic form of photography has disappeared.
Earlier you had to rig the whole paraphernalia, but now that is not required, you can do everything on the computer, you don’t have to be experienced in getting the right kind of light or background, it’s all easy to compose on the computer, so that part is outsourced to somebody else.
So you don’t stand apart unless you are really unique in what images you get, unless you can bring something that others can’t.