Hi Aerion! There are countless alternatives to being a nurse or a surgeon in the medical field. If you would like to become a doctor, for example, there are many different fields you could go into: general medicine, radiology, anesthetics, physical therapy, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, etc. Every surgeon is a doctor, but not every doctor is a surgeon. Within nursing, too, there are so many different careers. If actually practicing medicine doesn't suit you, there are a lot of supporting roles at hospitals and doctor's offices, too- records management, health services managers, patient advocates, accounting and finance, etc. Best wishes!