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Oct 1, 2012, 12:03 PM

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Re: [Matthew0718] College help!?
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Matthew0718 wrote:
So next year I am going to college and was wondering. Is there any schools outthere that are like rockclimbing mountaineering schools? Not like a campus in the rocky mountains but hardcore mountaineering schools?
Being a climbing guide sounds like all fun and games (and it mostly is), but you need to consider some very important questions. First, how easy is it to get a full time job as a guide (not easy)? Second, how much do you make as a guide (not much)? Thirdly, if you go to a school and get some BA degree in outdoor education, or whatever, is it really going to be worth anything? The answer is no. Now, I am sure someone can come on here and taunt about how he has a degree in outdoor education or whatever and he got a good job. But let's face it, the economy is shit and there are millions of people with degrees in legitimately good fields such as IT and healthcare, and they cant even get a job with their degree. So my suggestion would be to consider a degree that is actually worthwhile. I cant tell you how many people I know that have degrees in fields such as political strategy (whatever that means), mathematics, and psychology and they cannot get a job outside of Wal-Mart.

Now, if you REALLY want to be a guide, then sure, go for it. But if you are considering education in that field simply because it sounds fun, reconsider. Get a degree that will get you a job.

(This post was edited by USnavy on Oct 1, 2012, 12:05 PM)

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