I was a Naval Flight Office in the Navy for 20 years. I also have a civilian pilot license. All of my Navy flight training was without cost to me. The GI Bill paid for my civilian pilot training. Piloting an aircraft is great fun. It builds confidence.
Entry level wages for a regional airline First Officer range around $20-40/hour, which equates to around $20,000-$40,000 per year. The training costs to become a trained pilot average about $60,000.
An entry-level commercial insurance loss control inspector can start at $25 an hour after about a week of training that costs under a thousand dollars. Check out the great training at www.sofistore.com. Perform your own research … network.
Of course, the women may be more attracted to the commercial pilot compared to the inspector. And, oh yes, there are some great female commercial insurance loss control inspectors in the industry … they do a great job.