This is what i am doing right now. This shit is my passion and I love to learn about new concepts and studies etc, not just a bodybuilder meathead. I was in university for archaeology, but upon learning of the career opportunities, the real nature of the job, and the fact that i would rather go to the gym than class made me drop out. I worked for a solid year full time at a Bulk Barn (yes, humility is important) paying off my debt and now this September I am heading off to college for a 2 year Health & Fitness promotion program.
Is it the best? no. but i can afford it, and it has Co-op and job opportunities in my desired field, and i get working asap. I have no desire to stop learning and will probably go back for more but I really enjoy doing things one step at a time and climbing the ladder. I feel I will need a good couple years experience just as a Mcshit PT at some low level gym to get good at what i want to do.
So many times people have questioned my actions, i should have finished university, should have taken business etc. The one thing i have learned about life is that the choices you make are secondary to the amount of conviction, passion, and effort you put into those choices.
With that said, after a few years at the bottom i can choose what i want to do, take some higher level certs, get my coaching, maybe even teachers college and be a gym teacher. who knows. But i know that i absolutely fucking love every aspect of health and fitness. the strength, the nutrition, the biology, the foofy yoga shit, athletic performance, bodybuilding, powerlifting, rehab, everything. I live eat and breath this shit and maybe I wont be pulling 100,000$ a year doing it but i know with enough effort and hard work i can make a decent living out of it.