My wife quit teaching to get her BSN (RN), then went on to get her APRN (nurse practitioner), and she makes good money now. Hell of a lot better than when she was teaching Kindergarten before going to nursing school. After seeing the miserable hell of nurse practitioner school, there's no way I could do it. Was never a good student.My ex is an RN. She ran a dialysis clinic in Idaho. $102K last year. I'd say that's pretty good for a 2yr degree. If you have young kids now, male or female, you could do worse than pointing into a career in nursing.
I've been in quality control (aviation) for 22 years; I'm about ready for something else.