I got a Bachelors in Psychology in 1994. Funny how they don't tell you that you are pretty much unable to get a decent job without going on to grad school.
Anyway, after trying my hand at the only job I could get w/ my degree - an eligibility specialist in the county welfare department - I quit after 5 months. It was by far the worst job I ever had. So it was on to clerical jobs through a temp agency.
I have had around 3 clerical jobs since. Really didn't enjoy myself at all. Lost my job in the fall of 2001 - along with the rest of the world, it seems - and couldn't find a job for over a year (thanks, 9/11). In the meantime, my step-mother kept telling me I should go into the medical field. Yep...that's the only field that seemed to be hiring at the time. Still...I didn't really listen to her.
Finally got a job last fall - another office type job. Soon after, my husband was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma (non-malignant tumor growing on the vestibular nerve) & between all the dr visits & the eventual hospitalization after it's removal...I got a close up & personal look at nursing as a career.
Now, I've always been interested in medicine, but never thought I'd actually jump into the profession. Now...well, here I am.
And...I've found that the Bachelor degree did come in handy finally...all of my gen ed courses transferred!