so, i need to choose my classes for next semester, yah? but i'm confused as to what field i wanna go into. this semester's classes were pre-reqs in both. i'm debating between teaching and respiratory therapy, with nursing as my backup. the good news is, the pay is pretty much even. Teaching Pros: 3 month paid vaycay; don't work weekends; work "normal" hours; can join the JET program and teach in japan for a year or two; fairly easy to get a job anywhere cons: people say students don't respect teachers the way they deserve; charges brought up against teachers are usually automatically assumed to be true, with the school forcing said teacher into resigning; has a state licensing system Respisitory Therapy Pros: i can be done with school in just two years; very easy to get a job anywhere; only have to work 3 days out of the week; has a national licensing system Cons: the program only accepts 30 new students a year (hence nursing as a backup; the pre-reqs are the same); involves a lot of sciences, such as A&P and chemistry; starting out can mean a lot of overnight shifts Nursing Pros: done with school in just 2 years, very easy to get a job anywhere; only have to work 3 days a week; has a national licensing system Cons: have to clean up patient's shit (literally!); involves a lot of sciences, starting out means a lot of overnight shifts; nursing has a "gay stereotype" associated with it and here's the salary break down: so, what's your advice, peoples of lpsg?