My advice to you will be to first sit down and think about what career field you will possibly be interested in pursuing and do thorough research on them. I was once that student attending college not knowing exactly what I wanted to pursue until I actually did research. Like you, I wanted work-life balance, great benefits, and didn't want to be in school for 6 years. First, I planned out how I was going to determine what career path I wanted to take and what I was going to change my major to (it was biology at the time), so I wrote a list of my personal interests and hobbies.
Then, I did thorough research based on my list. I knew that I love communicating with others, expressing my creativity (writing and making collages), traveling, and helping others. So, I determined that I wanted to major in business or public relations. I changed my major and then started looking for internship opportunities right away and got the chance to be a Marketing Intern at a branding agency.
You don't necessarily have to follow my way of doing things, but I will suggest the following:
-Volunteer. Volunteering for businesses in different industries will help you narrow down what it is you'll love or not love doing. Look into different volunteer opportunities on your city's job board websites, career services on your college campus, or ask friends and/or family members. This will give you an insight into how a day-to-day job will look like in that industry. So, dig in deep on searching for some interesting volunteer opportunities.
- Internships. - Internships are another great way to figure out if you'll enjoy a certain career or not. It's a great way to figure out what you like or don't like and what's your strongest skills or weakest. Spruce up your resume and get two other people to look at it. Then start applying to some internships with different businesses in various industries you think you're interested in. Some internships are paid, but most internships do not pay. However, don't let that affect whom you're applying to because they're paying you in gaining new skills, meeting new people, and networking. Apply to at least 3 internships a week.
Those are some of the things that I did personally that helped me. You seem like you have an idea of what you'll like - just don't let money play a factor in it.