What Was Your Previous Career Before You Got Into Appraisal?
The Top 3
- Real estate sales (14%)
- Mortgage lending (8%)
- Insurance (5%)
- Assistant or admin work (5%)
- Banking (1%)
- Others: 63%
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My comment: I was a chemist before I started appraising. Really liked learning about science in school, but 7 years of lab work was too boring. I felt trapped inside. Saw an ad for “appraiser assistant” at the local county offices. “Work in the field.” I had never heard of it, so read a book about it at the library (1974). I got the job and still love appraising!! I didn’t see many science careers on the “Other” list. But, I think it prepared me well for appraising as I was trained to be very objective and analytical.
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