EMT versus UXO
I have some questions that hopefully you could give me some advice on regarding EMT versus UXO.
I'm 18 years old from PA. Graduated from high school last year. I was set on going to the Air Force for EOD since I was in 10th grade.
Everything looked good until I needed to get a waiver for a heart condition that my doctor said shouldn't disqualify me (no limitations) and it got through every doctor at MEPS, but was turned down by the surgeon general of the Air Force.
Needless to say, I was extremely discouraged as being in the military runs in my family and I wanted to carry that tradition on.
My neighbor who has been a good family friend, and also former EOD in the Air Force, is a UXO tech and loves it and is trying to get me to really consider it, which I am.
He has a lot of down time, no debt, two brand new vehicles that he already has paid off, and has a job with a ton of freedom. But, since I got turned down I thought about moving on to what else I like to do which is firefighting/EMS work, which I've been involved with since I was about 12.
I'm currently in an EMT class now. Don't get me wrong, I love doing all of that, but it seems like those positions lead to nowhere.
I also think of all the traveling that is involved with UXO work and I am not sure if I would be able to handle that for a whole career, although the payout is great. I guess it really comes down to for the love or money.
I would really like some advice.