I am starting school a little late (24 years old), and I am also a military spouse. I have no medical background or experience and my ultimate dream job is to work at either a Fertility clinic or an OB/GYN clinic. Recently, I visited a school in El Paso, TX where I had plans on starting their LPN program. However, the counselor I met with was worried that I would not do as well as the other students due to my lack of medical experience and suggested I start off with medical assistant instead. This would start off as a certification so I could get work, then I could finish the course and get my associates. I did not want to stop at LPN and had planned on pursuing RN and from that, eventually getting my BSN. I feel sort of at a loss now that the original plan I had feels as if it were thrown in the trash. I know some of the differences between MA and LPN and I have heard from different sources, including the counselor at the school, that LPN's are being phased out. I would like to work and gain experience while I am in school since I am married and want to bring in another income, but I ultimately want to do what is best for my career at this point. If anyone had any suggestions one what path I should take, or maybe even bring a new option to the table, that would be great. I want to hear from people who are already there. Thank you so much!