Ataylor Posted December 18, 2009 Report Share Posted December 18, 2009 There have been plenty of similar threads but I was hoping someone would be willing to weigh in here. I'm currently about halfway done with a geology degree from a well respected university but have become rather disenchanted with my current path for a variety of reasons and will likely pursue something else. I originally became a geology major due to a strong passion for the outdoors and a visceral reaction to the idea of being stuck in a cubicle 9-5. As I've tried to brainstorm potential other career paths I thought about what things I dreamed of doing as a kid. Among other ideas I always thought flying helicopters for SAR, EMS, firefighting (etc..) would be awesome. For whatever reason I never considered this out of high school when thinking about careers/jobs. Am I crazy to even consider this an option now given the current state of the industry? As I've read up and thought about this some I made a pro/con list. Pros: Young- I'm 20 now.Money to start training. Would have a little over half the training cost covered when starting.Mechanically inclined.Calculated risk taker. Not sure if that should be a pro or con. I routinely participate in high risk sports and feel like I'm a good judge of my abilities in potentially harmful situations so I put it as a pro. Cons: Money-Would likely end up with some sort of loan.No degree.Potentially no job. What was it that finally made you decide to start training or look into it on a more serious level? Sorry for a bit of a long winded post on an often covered topic and thanks for any input you have. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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