Hello everyone, I hope I am posting in the right area and I do apologize in advance for how lengthy this may be. I am a 25 year old male who wishes he could go back to when he was 18 and start his career path a different way but that's sometying we humans just cannot do anything about. I am currently working full-time firefighter as an EMT-Basic who decided to go to paramedic school seeing how much I was enjoying the medical side. When I was younger I had no idea how much I liked the medical field until I was told to get my EMT-B as a firefighter. This led to wanting to get my paramedic but during my time in school I have realized that I want to go further. One reason is because Paramedics do not make enough money for what they do and I do not want to end up on a bus my entire life barley surviving when I'm in my 50s. I want to life a successful life. So I decided that once I attained my paramedic I was going to do a paramedic to RN bridge program that is a year length. After completing this program I was going to keep going to school to get my bachelors degree in nursing. Just recently I started reading up on master degree programs such as CRNA'S, NP, Nurse Midwife, Physican Assistant, etc. With my current path it sounds smarter to just go the NP route but in my opinion it's not that I have zero respect for NP but rather I do not feel confident in the amount of clinical hours they offer to attain such a degree and I do not believe it would be as rewarding compared to PA. So I decided I would like to attain my physcician assisstant degree before the age of 40. Seeing that I will graduate from my paramedic school in February 2020. I plan on moving to Texas for this one ambulance company that pays pretty decent for paramedics and is a highly regonized ambulance company that cares about its employees. Then I was going to knock out my prerequisites for the bridge program and hopefully get in one quickly and have my nursing degree before the age of 29. Then have my bachelors of nursing before 32. Then my plan was to start to work towards getting into a physician assistant program by knocking out whatever prerequisites I have left. Hopefully attain my PA before I'm 36. Ultimately I would like to specialize in the sports medicine area. Orthopedic Physican Assistant sounds like the future I belong too. I understand this route sounds completely off course and just stupid but too be honest with you I am not really sure any other way of me doing this without starting back from square one and moving back in with mom and dad which I am not going to do. I like to work while working towards my goals. I never liked just sitting down and studying because that's not in my nature. Anyone's I was wondering if anyone else had advice for me? Am too old to even try to go for this? Should I just forget about it and just stick with nursing and maybe one day become a flight nurse or should I go for it even though I am a bit older. I want to be a PA and not be a nurse while working in my later 40s or 50s.