I'm just sitting here mulling over my options, and I figured I'd ask all of you fine folk . I've been back in school for a year now after my first failed attempt, all is going very well. I'm kind of at that point now where I must decide on a major, or I will be wasting time, money, not taking the right classes. I figured all along I would go into something medical...my first thought was radiology, maybe maybe nursing, but the programs are all swamped and has waiting lists. I looked into medical lab tech programs...there is only one that is near me, but still a very long drive. I wasn't 100% sold on it when I went for a tour. I looked into their curriculum and was kind of discouraged where the classes pretty much require a Mon-Thurs daytime commitment, for about two years. I'm working full time pet store retail right now, I NEED to cover bills, and although I can switch my schedule...Mon-Wed days are my biggest need to be there days. I've been there 3 years and I'm not sure I want to give it up to work at like Walmart nights for the next few years...ugh. Anyways..so I sat down with an advisor, ran the classes I've taken against some different medical degrees, and decided on Respiratory Therapy. You can get a job right out of school, make decent money, the class schedule is ok but will still require some daytime clinical commitments eventually. The closer I'm getting to starting the next semester, the more nervous I get I'm making a bad decision. I'm very calm under pressure, I like working with medical equipment and whatnot, I find it interesting...I just don't know if I want to work that closely with people. Granted it won't be like a customer service retail job, I'd be jamming breathing apparatuses down their throats and administering drugs...but I'm just not sure. I just think 'not sure' isn't a great way to be. Now, since I've been researching degrees and jobs, I've kept coming back to biotechnology. My college offers a general studies, biotech option. It has a great schedule that would work for me, and the types of stuff I could do with the degree sounds great to me. Have any of you ever looked into this field, or do you have a degree in biotechnology? I think my biggest fear with such a general degree would be to walk out of school and not be able to find a job, or have to climb the ladder to make a decent salary. When I plug in biotech on the job search engines, it just seems like it isn't even really a 'job', you just have to fit it in to where someone will take a general biology degree? If that makes sense? But the college says they have local employers ready to hire people coming out the degree. Sorry if it's tl;dr! Jesus, I think I just need to marry rich. Solve all my problems!!