(OHIO) I am 19, working full time, and need tips for RE education

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This is my first post on biggerpockets. I am sorry if I did not categorize this post properly, if it is wrong please let me know and I will delete this post and start a new one in the correct category. Heres a little bit about me: So im a 19 year old kid named Brad working full time as a CNC machinist in Ohio. I enjoy my job but I don't make much money (roughly 26K/yr). I do some small scale stock market investing in my free time just as a way to save and grow a little of the money I currently make (that AMD graph lookin awesome) but I want a side project that I can do on the weekends. After watching some biggerpockets YouTube videos I wound up here. So here is the meat of this post. I want to start a side job in real estate. I really want to find some courses that I can take. Preferably online, however I would go to an in-person course if it is only on weekends. I've done a little browsing for online real estate education in Ohio and iv had trouble finding online courses that are less than a couple thousand dollars. I typically learn well when information is organized like it usually is in a classroom setting. Im not very good at googling and learning everything I need to get started on random websites. If anybody has any recommendations on where I can find a well organized course please let me know! I don't really want to spend more than $1,000 on online education, but if that is the only option then I will have to consider it. Thank you to whoever responds. I know this is my first post and there are probably lots of people that make a first post similar to mine but I hope somebody can offer me some assistance and hopefully down the line I can help other people.
@Zach Shrader I do like CNC and it does have the potential to make good money but at my current job my potential is limited to roughly 35K. I could work for different company later in life and move up that way but for right now I pretty much have 1-5 years of a future at my current job. It will give me solid experience and make it much easier to get higher paying CNC jobs. I do really want to learn about real estate tho. I want to at least get my license and see if it's something I want to do on the weekends to make some good extra money.
@Brad Mylius Getting licensed is a great start, you’ll get a fantastic education in the Real Estate transaction process, you’ll meet a lot of Real Estate enthusiasts, and you’ll get access to all the houses on your MLS. Brokering is a valuable skill to have, especially if you’re looking to get into bigger projects like syndication.

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