Out of all the career choices you listed, it is clear that you want to be in the healthcare field same way and help others during their most vulnerable times. In fact, I went through the same dilemma a few months ago: should I become a nurse practitioner, or a PA? They go through the same amount of schooling (earning a masters degree in their field), earn about the same amount of money (you can double check on Salary.com depending on your state), and are given the same amount of respect in the hospital. The main difference is their approach towards patients. Nurse practitioners follow a nursing-model of care, considering they are first taught as nurses. Physician assistants on the other hand take on a more medical model of care, in which they focus on the diagnosis and treatment of their patient.
In order to figure out which career path is best for you, I would definitely reach out and try to shadow each of these professions; you could attend informational seminars (or webinars as of right now), ask any family members that might be in similar fields, talk to your own healthcare provider, that are many ways you could go about this. After reaching out, try to get their contact information and ask if you could shadow them or have an little interview over some coffee, where you ask them all the questions you have about their profession.
If you are truly interested in healthcare, you WILL eventually be lead to the right profession. I believe in you Mariam; if you have any questions about what courses to take as a pre-PA student feel free to ask me. Good luck!
In addition to StrengthsFinder that Kim suggests, here is a book I've found helpful:
"What Color Is Your Parachute? 2020: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers" by Richard Nelson Bolles
There is an assessment portion as well as a general matching of jobs/careers based on the assessment. It also gives good hints on how to explore various jobs. Bolles publishes it every year, so it has the up-to-date, current jobs and careers.
You have been given some excellent advice from mentors. My only additional comment to consider is graining an understanding of your natural strengths ( to compliment the 16personalities assessment) and building you career options from there. I think you will find that by following your true self and strengths you will enjoy your career that much more. Best of luck.
Kim recommends the following next steps:
Talk to family or friends of family that are in jobs/careers you are interested to. Communicating that your have an interest will let them really talk to you about what they do and why. But you have to find something your love or really like, otherwise you will not be satisfied. However, we all start somewhere we really don't like, but for that career choice - find what fits you best and you find satisfying. Too many people do jobs or careers they don't like and they don't enjoy. So they don't have the satisfaction or pride in what they do.
Best of luck.
1. Write down things that you are interested in. Then, begin to eliminate them one-by-one by choosing those you could see yourself doing for a long time. Try to narrow it down to three choices. Then, research those careers including job and education requirements, and salary.
2. Take a personality test such as the one by 16Personalities. This gives you a great overview of potential careers.
3. It looks like you might be interested in nursing. Call a local technical college or community college to ask to tour their program or speak to their program coordinator.