The career path of an audio engineer is quite a broad one. Not everyone will be an internationally famous producer. But hope is not lost: there are so many other paths and options available, if one keeps an open mind!
Although it might not be glamorous, audio for commercials pays very well. Being an audio engineer for film projects is a great way to make a living. Though video game sound requires an additional step of learning some code, video games are a billion dollar industry- they’ll be needing sound designers who are willing to grow with the technology. And lastly, VR is on the cutting edge; there are no rules and few sound engineers in the field.
Sometimes working on a side project opens up a world of possibilities. Always be looking for ways to expand your skills!