I'm new around here. I had a few questions on Nursing and other careers. A little bit about me, I'm 20 going on 21 and a mom to a 6 month old little girl. I'm having a hard time deciding on careers but have narrowed down my choices to either becoming a Registered Nurse or Physical Therapist Assistant. I have my school picked out as far as going for a BSN goes. I kinda like the idea of becoming a PTA since they make about $50k a year and I won't have to be in school as long. There also seems to be a pretty good demand for them here. At the same time, RNs make more and it seems like a fun career but I'm hearing there's a lot of competition for jobs. I was wondering if there any PTAs here that can tell me how they like their career or if you were a previous PTA, what was it like and how was the pay?
I'm also wondering if I do decide on either one, would it be ok for me to take out a small loan to get a studio apartment? Things aren't really working out here as far as living with my parents goes. I'm just tired of the same ol things and I'm ready to be independent and enjoying my life because right now, I feel like a prisoner.