On the plus side, if you are a thrill junkie, then its tough to top professional skydiver. Imagine that someone is paying you to skydive! All you have to do is strap some untrained idiot to your chest and jump out of an airplane. Still interested? Then tandem skydiving might be for you.
Career Opportunities and Job Outlook- Unknown:
Training people to skydive or strapping drunk frat-boys to your chest and jumping out of an airplane are likely to be with us for some time.
A Day in The Life:
Much of this job does not take place in the air. As logic would dictate, a good deal of this job thankfully takes place on the ground. Skydiving instructors give their students just enough training that they will survive their jump in one piece. There are, of course, numerous dangers that all would be skydivers should be well aware of before signing up for this job. The risk of a shoot not opening, well, it does in fact happen. All equipment malfunctions at some point, of course, but usually you have a back up shoot. If that shoot also fails, let’s just say somebody had it in for you.
Working as a skydiver will encompass instructing students and checking that your gear is ready to go. For adrenalin junkies, there can be few other careers that offer quite as much excitement and fun. Additionally, there is the thrill of knowing that you gave someone an experience that they will never forget.
Skydiving pay can vary depending upon the job and facility that one works in.
Career Training and Qualifications:
If you want to survive you will go through extensive training. Failure while skydiving isn’t like putting the wrong screw in on the assembly line.