Can you make a LONG TERM career out of PTing?

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  1. rebs

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    Im 24.. And i can only see myself doing a few things in life that i enjoy that i can see myself doing when im 45... Biggest one would be PTing full time. I know im living in the right place to make money in the field, but is this something you can make enough to support a family and retirement etc?.. In general that is.
     
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    if you have very good people and sales skills, MAYBE
     
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    i wouldnt register at a specific gym. Why give them half of my earnings.
     
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    if gyms catch on to you training people they may disallow it :hsd:
     
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    i can enjoy sales if its something i am passionate about. Around here the clients are definately in surplus. I might just get cert and start doing it on the side to feel it out for a while. At this point its either PT or goto the academy for CHP... but corrections ftl...
     
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    they usualy start you in corrections. Well atleast sherriff and pd. I have friends in all 3 fields. As far as drug use, thats in my favor.
     
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    you also gotta tell people to do like 50 crunches and use balls and stuff or they'll think you suck :dunno:
     
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    can strongmen make any money or do you have a f/t job? i'm guessing you went to college also?
     
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    you should see the golds here..its a damn beauty spa..
     
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    thats good news. CHP is aggressively looking for new hires. Pay you for academy etc.
     
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    but yeah, back on the pt thing...:o


    i could probably do that and school, realisticly
     
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    I dont.

    I do however believe i have a good chance. Im 100% sure if i put full effort into it I could achieve it.
     
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    well see. Im going to do some ridealongs first. Make sure its something i want to devote my time and energy to.
     
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    are you gonna reach the level where you can make some $$ at least?

    i'd love to be able to make $ doing one of my hobbies rather than my regular job
     
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    You would probably put far mor money into it than you would get otu of it, and besides, I doubt many on here have the dedication or drive to do soemthign like that.
     
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    expensive like any hobby I guess only it's more like a lifestyle.

    i'd love to retire at like 35 and turn into a strongman somehow :cool:
     
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    damn plers and your damn



    VD
     
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    :werd: I know a couple guys who are just working full time until they're 22 or so and plan to apply then and get hired by a local FD or PD (SFPD/SFFD to be specific :rofl: ) with the snap of their fingers...


    My ass is in school because I know without that I don't stand a chance (I would go to college anyway... I love being a student).
     
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    A buddy of mine whos'e an EMT told me that he was told in one of his classes that most people fail the physical test because they cant get a 45lb weight over their shoulders:mamoru:
     
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    I think SFPD's test is like an 8 minute mile, 36 pushups (men), ride stationary bicycle at some setting for a few minutes, and pulling a gun trigger 12 times in 25 seconds.



    I could have done all of that as skeletor.jpg and I'll sure as hell surpass those expectations by a shitload by the time I apply (a year or two).


    Only thing I'm worried about is the oral board and stuff like that... I get really nervous during interviews, and lately I've found out that I blush pretty heavily when I'm nervous :noes:
     
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    yeah ive heard NOT SO GOOD shit about the psych exam and oral..
     
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    :werd: to that. I'm planning on it being a minimum of a year or so until I get a job, most likely even longer. My mom seems to be more optimistic than I am though,lol
     
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    fuck it, rebs... let's open our own gym
     
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    im down dude

    just get the money and take all the risk, and im in
     
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