Give me some thoughts on AMO and MMP and 3M Unlimited

I am considering just going for the limited option instead of 3M unlimited. From what I hear from people is that AMO and MMP are dead for people coming out of school and that its really hard if not impossible to get a deep sea job. Do you all hear and witness the same stories? Is the 3M license a thing of the past? Would I be smarter to just get my 500 ton and go the tug route? I really like ships and would like to get a job on ships, but it looks like a dying career.