I've developed superhuman abilities, specifically, I am able to "copy" and permanently keep "skills" and technical knowledge from other people. For example, if I spend time near a politician I might absorb oratory and public speaking skills or if I spend time absorbing skills from a scuba diver, eventually I'll know how to scuba-dive, make a dive plan, etc.
Unfortunately, my power is not fast and it's not long range. The amount of time it takes to absorb someone's skills is related to how much work they put into getting them--for example I can pick up "how to solve a Rubik's Cube" in maybe a day of close proximity but something like "how to preform neurosurgery" would take months of close proximity to fully absorb. Furthermore, I've found that the rate of skill absorption has an inverse relationship with distance to the person. I get the highest skill-absorption speeds when I'm sharing a bed with someone (my power works while I'm unconscious) but even being in the same room as the person(s) I'm copying skills from is rather fast. Fortunately, I'm not limited to absorbing skills from one person at a time. This means if I'm in a classroom or other setting where I spend a lot of time around skilled people, I absorb from all of them simultaneously.
Now, my goal is to become the most skilled jack-of-all-trades ever. I want as many diverse and unique skills as possible. I want to be able to pick up and play any instrument, be a master at any sport, be a crack engineer, a chess champion, etc. Luckily, I am patient. I'm playing the long game, but I still have a mortal, regular human lifespan. Assume I'm starting at 18 years old.
Question: What profession/occupation/strategy should I pursue that will let me spend extended periods of time in close physical proximity with the most diverse set of experts in all sorts of fields?
- Astronaut, spend lots of time with group of highly skilled individuals
- Military-civilian interface, spend lots of time traveling and spending time with military and contractors
- High powered therapist, spend lots of time in one-on-one settings with distinguished clients