I think it’s just difficult to get remote for a first job. They are reluctant to hire a stranger with no experience that they can’t oversea and supervise with a lot of money. But I’m sure some will. And it’s probably more than it used to be. But it is already very hard to get a first job in this field and that will make it harder.
That is in demand. But I sense (based on no experience) that those jobs will often expect a degree. And they usually involve a lot of math. Do you have a math degree or knowledge in math and statistics?
One of the advantages of web dev is that it is one of the fields that is more welcoming to self-taught - if you have good knowledge and a portfolio that shows what you know how to do things.
Which route would you recommend using FCC as the main resource to put me on the latter end of that scale?
Again, those are vague terms on purpose. FCC primarily teaches web dev, with a slight introduction to Python and DS.
For web dev, I’d say that FCC can give you a foundation in a MERN stack for web dev. On that scale it might be “potentially hirable but probably won’t be”. It really is impossible to say. Are you a good learner? Do you have an aptitude? What is the job market like where you are? What are your country’s/culture’s attitudes towards educations and certifications? Are you good at networking? Are you good at interviews? Are you good at networking? Are you lucky.
I started FCC and finished it in about 5 months, then spent more than a year working hard, learning new things and building more and more complex apps. Then I got a job. #ymmv
As to DS, I don’t think FCC is going to get you that close. Again, I have no experience in that field, but I’ve known a few. They all had degrees in either CS, DS, or math - a few of them had more than one degree. Some of them did internships. I don’t think a month of online, self-evaluated work is going to replace that. There might be something more structured, like a DS bootcamp, but caveat emptor.
But again, I don’t know. I’d do some research. I think doing some google search will cast a wider net than asking here - we’re mainly focused on helping people to learn coding, especially around the FCC curriculum. There’s nothing wrong with asking, but it’s a little outside our typical ken.