<p>Ok I am at a loss right now. About to lose my job (tech support.. not like ill miss it.. more headache than what its worth) and my family is falling apart to say the least. To support my son and myself I have decided we wont be able to make it on my measly $10.00/hr... so back to school I must go to get a better paying job.. and something i enjoy..</p>

<p>But I am not sure what major to choose. I do have a son who is my life.. so picking a major/career that will keep me from him or cause me to travel A LOT will not work..</p>

<p>But things I enjoy..
Science (Earth, Space, Chemistry, Biology)
Medical (love it for some reason)

<p>Honestly.. I just really love to read, write, and learn.</p>

<p>I was going to go ahead and go for Pre-Med and be a doctor.. It has always been my 'aspiration' but it isnt something i can do now.. or is a reality.. if i do that.. i am looking at a total of 13 1/2 more years in school/field before i am on my own and working.. a little much.. </p>

<p>but with the stress of everything and my "mid-life crisis" at the age of 21.. I have been forced to make this decision.. but its difficult.</p>

<p>A little insight fellow forum users please. Experience in the fields.. REQ for majors.. careers/salaries in such majors.. any info is helpful.</p>

<p>TIA! =]</p>

<p>Wow you're having a mid life crisis at the age of 21? Go thing your going back to school otherwise you'll be stuck at 10/hr. You're still young and have the chance to do whatever you'd like. I wouldn't say premed is still out of your reach but if your trying to get a job that's always in demand and great salaries, become an engineer. The juice is worth the squeeze with this major, it only requires a BS degree opposed to masters or phd. </p>

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Wow you're having a mid life crisis at the age of 21?


Not many 21 year olds are trying to raise a son.</p>

<p>If you're interested in the medical field but don't want to take the time required to become a doctor (perfectly understandable), look into nursing. It pays well and is definitely in demand -- more so than most science and a good many engineering fields.</p>

<p>Registered</a> Nurses</p>

<p>The most stable and employable field in the sciences right now is unquestionably geology. Unfortunately, it requires a fair amount of school (at least a BS and possibly a MS).</p>

<p>Geoscientists</a> and Hydrologists
Geosciences:</a> Earth works</p>

<p>The fact that you like to learn is really going to help. Do your research, do your due diligence, sample different subjects; you'll find something soon enough-- hopefully by late sophomore year.</p>

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<p>You should look into becoming an anesthesiologist, its a high paying field with great job prospects. Or if you dont have the time a Tech school would be great if you want to become a Dentist Assistant or Lab Tech, or Nurse. Good Luck, I hope you find your calling! :)
Or you could be a Science Teacher, I hear their in higher demand than Humanities/ Social Science Teachers!</p>

<p>If I was able to retire at age 46 after 23 years as a Foreign Service Officer and graduate with my MD from Drexel University School of Medicine at age 50, you are by no means too old to go to medical school at age 21. Scince I was already a college graduate I only had to do four years of medical school and three of residency before I could practice. I get the impression that you do not have a college education but even adding four years to get a bachelor's degree, you could still be practicing medicine before age 35. I am going to be honest though and tell you up front that medical school and residency will leave you with almost no time to spend with your son.</p>

<p>As for Geology, my oldest son is starting his Junior year at a California State University as a Geology major and finds it very exciting. You need good Math skills to not only get your BS in Geology but also to be eligible for an MS program in Geology. My son has just completed his third semester of Calculus for Math, Physical Science and Engineering majors and will be taking Differential Equations this coming semester and then another semester of Linear Algebra. He has also finished one semester of Calculus based Physics but still has to take a minimum of two more semesters of Calculus based Physics and two semesters of General Chemistry in addition to his Geology courses.</p>