I was wondering which was a better career path, social work, counseling or RN? I was considered going for a major in either social work or counseling, but I've been re-thinking my idea lately since I've heard social work/counseling is a lot of years of schooling for something that you're not even going to make much money in, whereas you can probably make more money as a nurse with just 2 years. There's also the fact that I'd still have the option of working in psychiatry/mental health as an RN as well, plus the fact that so many other options and specialties would be open to me if I decided I wanted something else. However, I've always had a lot of interest in the mental health/counseling field which is why I'm not sure. Advice appreciated.