Is Landscape Architecture a good field to get into?
Hello everyone! So I'm debating getting a post baccalaureate degree in landscape architecture. It would take 3 years to complete. My undergrad is in exercise science in hopes of becoming an occupational therapist. I realized that the medical field really isn't for me so I want to go down a different path - and actually do something that I enjoy doing. The job seems incredible and only seems fitting for me to do. I'm super passionate about design and am a big environmentalist. I would love to blend both my passions together to do something that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but will help the environment simultaneously. Seeing people react to the art that I create is truly the best feeling ever, so I just feel like I need to design something for a living. I really don't want to waste this amazing talent that I was given! I'm just upset I didn't do it from the start.
My main issue is money though. I just don't know how I'd be able to get through 3 more years of schooling, especially going through an intense architecture program. Also, what if my car breaks down? I'd be screwed. I already talked to my dad about this and he thinks that I'm insane for even thinking about this. So I know I wouldn't get much financial help from them. I know I could get some financial help from the school I want to go to though. So that's comforting at least. I've already met with the program director and I know he is super helpful and really wants to get students into the program! He's contacted me a few times after we met just to see where I was in the application process.
I would love to do this I just don't know if it'd be possible to complete.. There's no way I'm staying at my dads house for the duration of this program. That's way too long. Should I hold off on this? I know it's a risky endeavor, but I believe it would be extremely fulfilling in the end. What does everyone else think?