I'm not now nor ever been a JW so I don't have the theological restictions burned into my brain regarding education (I'm an evangelical). I have a good job and a 4 year college degree. I have been doing the same thing for 25 years and I'm looking to do something different while I'm still young enough to act on it. 5 years ago I became a volunteer firefighter. I have availed myself to many fire classes and have quite a few state certifications. I love being in a classroom setting and fire school is free. But the problem is I don't want to be a paid firefighter.
I started taking classes to become an EMT-B. This is a 5 month course. I'm using it for several reasons, it is inexpensive and somewhat convient. I'm also trying to put as much effort into it as possible and it's been good so far. Out of 38 students in my class August 25th, we are down to 30 and I believe that after this week, another 4 or 5 may wash out. Right now and I'm not saying this to brag, I'm ranked highest in the class. This is thanks to a lot of study.
I intend to get my EMT cert 1st week in January and start running as a volunteer. Next fall I intend to apply for Paramedic school, which is a whole lot more involved than EMT. I have not ruled out going for trama nurse. Taking EMT training has put me back into an academic setting. It is a great feeling having students that are my kid's age ask if they can be my skills partner for the evening or for them to ask me for study advice.
My advice Heartbreaker is at least give it a try. Always Always Always put yourself in a position to learn things, there is nothing unbiblical about education.
Two words, DO IT!