It's a reality you need to be aware of, though. The days of a homebrewer with no professional experience becoming a brewmaster at an already operating brewery are pretty much gone. The only way that happens is to start your own.
Anecdotally, I think the timing has never been better for that kind of thing. There are a lot of, ballparking, 2-5 bbl breweries whose owners no longer have the time or inclination to brew full-time. A home brewer is an ideal fit for that kind of position if you're only able/willing to pay $9/hr, and an experienced brewer isn't likely to move for minimum wage.
At any rate, if you want a decent job (benefits e.g.) then as mention you won't be brewing for a while. A mid- to large-size craft brewery will start you out on a packaging line, then move you to cellaring, then eventually brewing.