Geology, Palaeontology & Archaeology / Re: Is a mid-life crisis driven graduate degree in geology a wise career move?« on: 23/07/2016 14:18:11 »
Thank you, Chris for the kind words and JimBob, thank you for the great advice. Not only am I seeing that the geologic work is plentiful but I imagine it is much more interesting than taxes. My love of rocks first began as I was growing up and doing lots of hiking in the desert in Arizona but it wasn't until I took an Oceanography class in my undergraduate years that I was instilled with a fascination for plate tectonics and volcanoes. In fact I just recently read a great little book that I recommend titled "Out of the Crater - Chronicles of a Volcanologist" by Richard V. Fisher. My main concern though, is going back to school as an older student at the age of 40. But, from everything I have been reading, it seems that I am likely to be surrounded in my classes by many who are older than I am. As they say, better late than never.