Be an ER/Trauma tech... I have been a tech for all of nursing school. I have learned more than I could have ever imagined. I would recommend a Level 1 Center that has a lot of educational opportunities. After almost 5 years I am still learning. If the pay was worth the intensity of the job I would be a tech forever. You will learn a ton about equipment, procedures and process. It's been so much fun. I got to hold someone's head while she had an emergency ventriculostomy this morning. Not many 21 year olds can say that. Also, work nights, you'll see the weirdest stuff.