I, 25F, am currently pursing my master’s in aviation sustinability. I got my undergrad in environmental studies. I wanted to be a park ranger for the longest time. A lot of park and recreational jobs, however, are highly unstable at first, meaning really low pay and seasonal gigs. Even when you work your way up the ladder, it’s not like many of those positions make six figures. Recently I’ve had a change of heart and wanted to become a commercial pilot. I have some health issues that need to resolve themselves so I got deferred on my medical. So the backup plan was a master’s in aviation so that I could still work in the aviation field even if I couldn’t fly.
I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I feel like I have a career crisis every other week. Was environmental studies the right choice? Am I making a bad move pursuing my master’s right now? All I know is that I want to own a decent home one day and be able to work with my hands and with people. I’m also facing the dilemma of finding a part-time job while in grad school. Do I resort to any job that will pay or do I try working for a regional airport to improve my networking opportunities? I’ve done plenty of career assessments and personality quizzes. Most of my results leave me feeling like a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. I feel like most of the time I’m all over the place with my identity. Anyone else in or was in the same boat?