Of course the money
not enough to be a programmer. That would have been the money necessary to be a good programmer. So while studying, try your hand at this, through self-education. If you do not go - it may still be a good historian? Programmers make a lot is 95% myth. Professionals earn a lot, regardless of the profession. There are of course +- fork for different professions. But more depends on everything from personalities.
And here's the question, how best to learn backend development?
Read the documentation, analysis of interesting problems, lots of practice
How to change thinking
autotreninga and occupational work