Find out what you wanna do , it's degree plan, or it's alternative. Such as for physician assistant you can go through RN or paramedic ( not EMT that's a 6 month certification). If you aren't sure,
A good idea is become a certified surgical tech, you work elbow to elbow with surgeons, are part of he surgical team ( surgeon, residents, maybe first assist/ p.a), nurse circulator, MD anesthesia it crna.
My favorite part of that idea is that you are in direct contact with all mentioned above, your pay is great compared to fast food ( in 2011 i started at $17/ hr!!) Medical / dental retirement (start now!!)some facilities will have a nurse program!! Vs tuition reimbursement.
The other good part iseven if you work part time, and school, your pay is better than retail/ fast food by a long shot