vamedic03 wrote: JazzOne wrote: Renzo wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:My office used to be a helicopter. Just because a job is interesting/enjoyable/pays well doesn't mean its the right thing for someone - especially in the long term.
Dude, fuck working in helicopters. I was constantly hitting my head on shit and getting leg cramps. Plus, I was right up against the weight limit all the time.
Jesus Christ. Too heavy for a helicopter?
The helicopter EMS program I worked for had a 240# weight limit - which was easy to bump against in winter time (helmet, flight suit, boots, winter flight jacket, vest, helicopter crew life vest, personal equipment, plus narcotic box).
Once got a 375 lb patient in a helo only because the flight nurse and medic together weighed only 200 lbs.
ETA: and the pilot was definitely less than 140.
To the OP: I am giving up a great job to go to LS... but I am only looking at $40K in LS debt. My advice to you would be to go somewhere either PT, wait a few years, or go to the best school you can with at least half of sticker taken care of. Otherwise, don't go.