I am a retired nurse having served as an RN in the Emergency Department at WJBD veteran's Medical center in Columbia, SC. My service in the USAF included one term of service. I was looking for the GI Bill, not a career. but, the military does suchy a great job of traing its members for their skill that I retain a basic understanding of electronics today.
An unsuccessful attempt at studying mechcanical engineering ended with leaving the university before they got around to asking the same. That experience made me more determined to construct some kind of technical knowledge. I attended a couple of vocational schools, accidentally landed in a lb testing foe QC compliance for metallic salt solutions.
As the environmental regulations formed and became law, an opportunity to learn wastewater treatment related to the metallic salts production also exposed me to testing methods and the Federal Registers that supported them. This in turn placed me in a new job with a new company testing potential and actual wastestreams for treatability .
Personally enjoyed every aspect of the technical side of environmental lab work but became worn out and burned out with the regulation side of things. that led to a complete reset into nursing. Influenced by my younger sister and the re-aquaintance with an old friend, I quit environmental work and entered nursing school.
Nursing school was a difficult curriculum than any of the technical courses of study. However, withe assistance of that old friend who became my wife, I made it through to the most rewarding work I've ever experienced.