Hello Princess. Just wanted to say that when I got out of high school I went for Medical Assisting. I knew I wanted to be a nurse, but I thought if I did this first I could get some good experience before I decided to go to nursing school. You have to decide what aspect of the Medical world you love. If it is the patient care and loving the human body and the way it works, I would go to nursing school. If you like the clerical side such as billing, scheduling appointments, phone techniques then go for Medical Assisting. It is true you will get to give inj., draw blood, vitals, and some other clinical skills, but if you are a Medical Assistant you are pretty much limited to work in a doctors office. In a doctors office you will be drawing blood one minute and scheduling appointments the next. I'm not sure if money is a factor for you and for me it wasn't except for this. My one year of MA school cost me more than 2 years of nursing school and I go to a university. The problem with this was that I barely made enough money as a MA to pay my student loans back because the schooling was so expensive. Also if you are looking for easy, MA school isn't all that easy. You have to know A&P, dosage calc. for inj., transcription, pharmacology, and other variouse skills and classes. You also must be very responsible as an MA, it isn;t an easy way out. Any time you are sticking a needle into a persons arm, you must be responsible and know what you are doing. There is times when one of your patients may have cancer and you will be on the phone with their insurance company for hours trying to get their surgery O.K.'d. This is the part I hated most the ins company. You must be very assertive and taken seriously to get some of these ins. company's to pay for life saving procedures. I don't completely regret going to MA school, it has given me an opportunity to meet and work with alot of wonderful people, and I have a knowledge of the medical world from both sides, clinical and clerical, but if I had it to do over again, I would have just went all the way. Lastly, after all that money spent I'm not even working as an MA anymore but as a phleb in a hospital, because doctors offices are open days only and they could not work with my school schedule. Once you start working as an MA it will be difficult for you to go back to school and work because not all classes are evening ones. I don't know how young you are but believe me, you will mature in nursing school. Sorry this is sooo long but I've been there Just think long and hard about it and decide what is best for you. I would give it a shot now. I wish I had.