I have a suggestion for you, because I am thinking about the same thing. Resarch nursing. It is true that you will have to go out and work in a hospital for a year or two (probably, but not definitely) to get most any nursing job, but the need is so strong for researchers right now. They make good money, and there are many types of positions. There's a lot of tedious paperwork (computerwork) involved, but you can get a lot of satisfaction in some of these positions. You can work traveling around to sick people's homes (or just hospital rooms) to take vitals, admin. investigational meds/placebos, and stuff like that. I had meningitis one time many years ago, and the hospital contacted me about being part of an investigational drug study. A nurse came out everyday to my house, and gave me the drug, and checked on me. I thought that would be a cool job!