Does a surgical tech pay better than an RN? It only takes 2 years to get that done. I don't know the details but I have a friend who's an RN and her company (a hospital) paid for her to finish her B.S. and she's working toward the Nurse Practitioner. They have almost as many rights/responsibilities as doctors (assuming that the economics of it are causing the set backs, this could be a way around that). I applaud you for wanting to be a doctor but you should know that there are plenty of back up plans that will keep you afloat along the way.
I get burned out on college about weekly... but I just keep going. Now that I'm close to graduating I'm freaking out... I have to live in the REAL world? With a ... JOB?!