If I had the business to justify one, (and I had my CR), I would take on a trainee. I work part time as a trainer in another field, and have never thought having a trainee would be a burden--it would be a chance for me to use my own expertise instead of selling it to others on a monthly basis.
But, alas, I am a lowly L with no business. Sigh.
Just kidding, I will have my Cr in a month or two and my CG within 18-24 months or so.
Check with me then. I will probably have talked myself out of it by then, LOL.
With the thousands and thousands of "newbies" that just entered the profession, there won't be a need for anymore for about 30 years. Hopefully by then the educational and experience requirements will be considerably tougher.
I disagree. Since nobody thinks a "trainee" is worth anything, nobody wants to train them, so they'll be dropping like flies.
And as for the educational and experience requirements needing to get tougher, I completely agree. But I think it should go a step further: not only should trainees need more college education to advance, the experienced appraisers should need to complete their degrees to maintain their status, even if they've been in the industry for a while.