Wow lots of good feedback here, thank you. The biggest thing I learned is don’t trust internet articles haha, they all made it sound a lot easier to get into. I honestly figured with the current real estate boom and amount of people refinancing that it would be a career with heavy job growth and in high demand. Someone mentioned the winter season being slower for appraisals which makes sense, especially during our cold long winters here in MN. It doesn’t sound like it would make sense to attempt it part time, plus doing both careers all year would also probably get tricky considering I put in long hours April-October with Catering. Thanks again, I learned a lot of valuable information.