The other day I had an Anesthesiologist give me great advice. I told him I was feeling uneasy about choosing to become a CRNA vs. an Anesthesiologist and I was trying to figure it out before next semester. He pulled me to the side and he said, "Don't rush your life into this hospital. Do what you want to do with your life before you start working, because there's plenty of time for it. It used to be that you needed to major in Biology to get into med school. That's no longer the case. If you like Art History, take art history classes and major in art history. If you want to study abroad, study abroad. Do everything that you want for your life before you rush yourself into this hospital, because once you're in here, you may never get to do the things that you wanted to do. Sure, I make great money, but I rarely have time off to use that money. I can't just take off and travel. One of the main reasons my first marriage ended was because I was in this hospital, doing clinicals and residency. It came down to choosing between my family, or my career. There's plenty of time to work in life, so do what you want first. I had a 52 year old woman in my graduating medical class, and that gave her, what? 20 years to practice? It's never too late. So enjoy your life now. Just try to have it figured out by the time you're 30 and moving forward on your chosen path."