Want to go into trading. That is better, to learn and practice in spare time going to full time with enough experience or to go to some trading firm starting as trader assistant? If the latter what are the steps?
I think if you approach it from a statistics mindset it could work - ie find small patterns to capitalize on (in June spy goes up 0.2% more than expected, on Christmas markets tend to drop 0.3% more than normal, etc). But this requires a very disciplined approach and is a lot of work. It's a lot easier to trick yourself into believing that you actually have a strategy and that you don't need to put in the effort when you luck into some gains (but sooner or later your luck will always run out).