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I am sure I am going to stumble through asking this and not make much sense, so excuse me in advance. To give you a little background on me, I just graduated from a large State U with a degree in Classics and am starting law school in the fall.
While I was in school, I was very close with the Classics faculty, and was so a focused in the department that I may not have explored other areas that I now think I should have. I ended up taking the LSAT on a whim kinda, and ended up scoring a 172, so after doing well it was just kinda decided that I was going to go to law school.
Now, this is where it gets tricky. I have spent the last few months actually working on writing a textbook for a company (long story). Tedious work, alot of time sitting at a desk working on it, going over the text over and over again, etc. This is a wild thing to say, but I was fixing a lawnmower and hedgetrimmer for a friend the other day, and I just had this epiphany that I much prefer that type of hands-on labor more than I do sitting at a desk reviewing a paper. Now, I'm sure it rings a little bit hollow for me to say "I love fixing lawnmowers so I wanna change my whole path", and I don't plan on being that rash, I think that law school is a great opportunity yada yada yada, it just was a revelation for me, and one that I really truly believe I should consider.
The question is, what types of careers are out there for people like me? I mean, I know I could be a mechanic or something like that, but are there other jobs that might require more training/education but can still provide that type of hands-on experience? I did well in school (4.0), and well on the LSAT, and I really like a challenge. Some form of engineering seems like the most obvious choice, but I really don't know too much about the field. Anyway, I won't ramble anymore, I hope you don't tear me apart, my question comes strictly from genuine curiosity! any words of advice are appreciated!