PA is a good career. I was enrolled in a PA program but did not graduate unfortunately. I went to a newer school that had tons of issues but I did well in my classes. If you do decide to pursue that route, just make sure you attend a school with a good reputation. I unfortunately did not do that.
I am now pursuing ABSN and want to be an NP. Nursing seems to be the safer route since you can do it in pieces and can have something to fall back on if anything goes wrong (ADN, BSN, MSN, NP, etc...). I thought about going back to another PA school but it is so competitive, nothing would transfer, it was really expensive, and I would rather pursue nursing to be an NP because they can practice independently whereas PAs are almost always dependent practitioners. Plus the ABSN programs are shorter and I could graduate way before I would be done with PA school. But the best thing I think about being a PA is that you do not have to choose a specialty and can do whatever you decide you like. Also, if you are concerned about not working, PA school may not be the path for you. Most programs are at least 24 months and most forbid you to work during that time (and you wouldn't be able to work anyway because you would be so busy).