Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Comparative Studies

According to an ad in The Washington Post, I could train to become a massage therapist in seven months. In nine months I could become a veterinary technician; in six months, a dental assistant. The total cost of the dental assistantship program? $898, and I can take all the classes online.

According to my FSI training schedule, in ten months I might be able to hold a very basic Arabic conversation. I'm not sure what Arabic training costs, but I imagine it's a bit more than $898.

Personally speaking, I would welcome a 'Massage Therapy' cone in the Foreign Service.

3 comments:

melanie said...

i'll be at fsi starting april 7. battlestar starts april 4. are we back on for weekly watchings?

Katie said...

Sure! Um, but at your place maybe? I don't have a TV; we'd have to watch it after the fact on my computer or something.

Hal said...

"Personally speaking, I would welcome a 'Massage Therapy' cone in the Foreign Service."

Hm. That's a Specialist job, isn't it?