Six Careers You Can’t Prepare for Online

Barry Lenson

Six Careers You Can’t Prepare for Online

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you already know how much we like online learning here. We’ve written that it can prepare you for a career in the healthcare professions, in accounting, in business – and more.

But to tell the truth, computerized instruction can’t help you prepare for all careers. Here’s a short list of careers that you can’t learn online . . .

1.Skydiving instructor. Sad to say, online learning won’t prepare you for this career. Even if you jump out of a plane while holding your laptop, you won’t move up the learning curve any faster.

2.Dalai Lama. We have to admit, we don’t know exactly how to become the Dalai Lama. (Maybe there’s a school in Tibet?) But we don’t think it can’t be done completely online. You probably can’t train to be the Pope either, but we’re not sure.

3.NFL quarterback. Sure, there are some pretty nifty football video games and simulations. But let’s be honest. You can’t learn to do it all on your MacBook.

4.Bungee jumper. Like skydiving, you have to jump off stuff before you can learn this job. But that’s probably okay – how much money can you earn by bungee jumping anyway? It’s one of those low overhead businesses.

5.Opera singer. You can watch tons of opera videos on YouTube if you want to. While you’re there, you can even watch videos that are supposed to teach you to sing. But if you really want to sing at the Metropolitan Opera, we suspect that you are going to have to do more than study online. Not sure what it is, but there must be a lot of stuff to do.

6.Lion tamer. We just looked everywhere, and can’t find an online course on how to do this. We think the first step might be to buy your own uneducated lion, but that’s just a wild guess.

Other than those professions, you can start to prepare for most any profession by studying online. If you have a sec, please respond to this post and let us know how online learning is helping you prepare for your future.

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