What's really important here is which class of licence the FAA will require, it's possible they will create a drone flying course. Because flying a Cessna is nothing like flying a drone, but more importantly is the distinction between 'private' and 'commercial' pilot. A private pilot can have passengers, but cannot under any circumstance be paid to fly anywhere, and yes they check. So if a professional paid drone operator requires a commercial license for working and getting paid, this is troublesome, I've met people who quit their job and took out a second mortgage on their home to both afford and have time to attain a commercial licence. A private on the other hand takes 20+ hours of flight training and will cost roughly $12,000-$18,000 last time I checked, or less than the cost of a red epic.
So. There's that.