With so many schools offering TCM, there is probably by far more work opportunities for teachers and academics than anything else. If this is of interest then a course may be the way to go.
The way I look at it, the universities need to offer as many courses as possible, It is irrelevant to them if the graduates are able to convert this into a career or not (sad but true).
The teachers and the content of these courses are in fact very good, however the job prospects are very poor on average.
I don't mean to put you off doing a course if your set on it, but the reality is that 80 percent plus of graduates burn out in the first five years post graduating. Probably 50% are unaware of this when they enrol as it is not in the schools interests to tell them.
On a positive note. Many of the practitioners I know practice part time or in multiple locations. They do so only because they enjoy the end results and or helping people.
In summary the clinical results and satisfaction overall is excellent, on average the $ is most certainly not.
So, if your looking for a change of scenery, a hecs debt and a pay reduction then this may be a good career choice.