I'm not going to discourage you from wanting to get you MA. I would just suggest researching the schools closely. They have certificate programs for the under a year and done thing and than a 2 year degree. It isn't true that you are just stuck at LTc with an MA. Here in FL, I have been seeing the jobs everywhere from Pediatric offices, OBGYN, and hospitals. If that is what you want, go for it! I think you would like it better having an 8 hour day in a medical office setting by the sound of your post.
I have an AS I am not using and am a CNA. It's not a waste of a degree when you can't find a job for what you graduated in. After I pay off some of my loans I will get my LPN. Good luck to you!