Brokerage to prop

Was hoping to get people's thoughts on making the move from brokerage to prop.

Currently I am a Derivatives Trading Specialist at one of the biggest brokerages in the US and am located in Chicago. I take calls from retail clients and execute more complex multi-legged options trades on their behalf as well as educate them, etc.

Does any one have any insight into making a move over to prop trading? Does brokerage experience have any relevance at all here or will I need to possibly go get my masters in a STEM field. (For reference I have an bachelors in Finance).

In terms of preparing, I am reading several books i.e. Options Pricing and Volatility by Sheldon Natenburg as well as following along Python for Data Science by Wes McKinney to get my python skills in order. Also practicing my mental math / probability.

Tips and thoughts are appreciated.

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