Okay, so I know this is likely to start an argument, but I really hope it doesn't. I was considering medical school very strongly, but have decided that because I'm already 22 and still have a couple of years before I get my bachelor's, and I already have two young children, medical school is just not a commitment of time, money, or energy that I can reasonably make. I still love science, however, and anatamy and physiology... I'm considering AA as a possible career choice. My only concern is job security. With the strong resistance from CRNA's, and the relative ignorance or fear regarding AA's and hiring them - is it possibly that as an AA, I might find myself out of a job several years down the road? Also, if that were to happen - JWK maybe you can help here - would there be any other employment opportunities, or would the coursework for the AA transfer to any other masters, or even possibly medical school? Last, with the competition between CRNA's and AA's, the income is bound to decrease at some point. If this happens, what do you think the worst case scenario would be? (i.e. 50,000 versus 100+?) Thanks in advance. ETA: JWK - How difficult is it to find employment as an AA currently?