I’m thinking about taking the instructor course. Are there any instructors out there who can provide any insights about the current need for instructors? Could a person make a successful living at it if they needed to do it full-time? Is it a highly competitive field? How does USCCA’s course compare with the NRA’s? What about teaching in front of others? Any other insights or things I should consider?
I have worked full time as a graphic designer for the last 20 or so years. My concern right now is that I am getting older (54) and this is a field that is looking for younger and hipper (and dare I say millennial) types of people. Given the current situation with the Coronavirus, I just want to look at other options.
I know there are lots of variables with the questions above, so here is a little bit more info on me. I live in Phoenix, AZ (approx. population 5 million). I am an NRA member and have been a USCCA Platinum Level member for close to 3 years (I signed my wife up as well). I have been a gun owner for 6 or 7 years and own several guns, rifles and shotguns. I have my CCW but other than that my training comes from range time, desert shooting time, and constantly filling my noggin with everything I can find thats gun related. Whether its USCCA magazine, American Rifleman magazine, youtube videos or just chattin’ it up with like minded individuals, I enjoy just about all things gun related.
Any help, insights or general comments would be appreciated.