I wasn't in quite the same quandary you are. I finished when every grad had just to apply to get a job in a hospital. The children were 3 and 5.
My entire class with the exception of a few who went straight to anaesthesia school, all went the hospital route. I was still working for a general practice doctor that I loved dearly. Then my husband lost his job a year or so later, and I suddenly got scared. I went to work at Head Start..BIG mistake. Went from there to Vocational rehab and then to an Oncology Hospital unit. Husband got a new and better job with the state and stayed 30+ years there.
Well I was working the hospital, by then both children were in school. Then my 10 year old was hanging from her knees in a tree and the limb broke. Concussion. and Thoracic vertebrae compression fractures. See me run, see me stay home and do a fair job of home schooling. My nurse recruiter called me one day and said she knew I hated Oncology and she understood? Would I please come back in the float pool?
So for me:
Doctor Office, School nurse, Voc Rehab, Hospital
,stayed home, float pool, and landed one day in ORTHO !!!!!!!!!!
All those twists and turns and I ended in what I had always dreamed of. I stayed 22 years-not float pool, but a job where no one died, -code cart would have dust bunnies under it-I could talk to healing patients, I could help people get better. We had a small cadre of doctors-about 35 Ortho with a teaching service (a LOT of new stuff to be learned by simply listening to them as they made rounds.)