I always tell people the same thing and wish someone would have put me onto theis when I started.
Apply for 2yr Nursing School
in 10-11th grade.
Get job part time at local hospital that pays for your schooling
at age 20 after graduating from nursing school start on Coronary care unit/step down unit, move to ICU in one year at same time go back to school to obtain BSN.
At age 22 when finished with BSN apply for CRNA school
Should be making $100,000+ per year once graduating in 24 to 26 month after starting depending on the wait to get in.
even if you do not do CRNA school your optionsare unlimited, MSN, PA, MD's Office, Clinic, ER, ICU, travel whatever you want.
You can go anywhere with enough ICU/critical care experience and get paid pretty well too.