Will I be able to get a professional job with the data science career path?
It really depends on a range of factors: college degrees, where you live, what your time-frame is, how your aptitude matches with the what’s needed to learn data science at a high level, your resources, resume, porftolio, and your communication skills.
If it’s really something you want to do, the thing to do would be to start a checklist and see how much work/time/money you need to invest into each category. Get accounts from people who make this transition (reddit, discord, youtube) and see if it’s realistic for you (and if it’s something you want to do!).