I am strongly considering a career as a Real Estate Appraiser. Since I am someone who is interested in Real Estate, and like being outside,(not stuck in a office), I feel this could be a good career for me. However, I need some information on the subject from some experienced appraisers. What is the average salary? How hard is it to get into the business? I keep hearing about how hard it is. What is the market like for Real Estate Appraisers? How long does it take to get the education to obtain the license to work in this field? What does the education consist of? I have already visited many appraiser sites, and would still like information from an actual appraiser. Also, I have heard that later on a degree might be a requirement. I have a four year degree in English - would that be alright or is it a specific degree they want? I would really appreciate it if someone would get back to me on this. I appreciate your time and effort in reading this, and hope to hear from you soon.