My older sister graduated from high school in the early 70's and married shortly thereafter. My parents were against it, because they wanted her to go to a 4 year college.
After working as a secretary and a bank teller for a few years, she was inspired to become a nurse by our father's illness, and subsequent death.
This was the late 70's, when nursing was a dead end job, and many still stood up when doctors came on the unit.
I will never forget my jaw dropping when she told me she planned to attend nursing school
Haha, it ended up working out quite well for her. She got her BSN, and retired recently with a 6 figure salary.
My, how times change.