I'm pretty committed to the idea of taking a year off before med school -not really to work on improving my application, but to just, well, take a breather from the classes and experiencing life a little before diving into that long stretch. Anyway, I have my heart set on teaching high school chemistry, but I would like some fall back ideas. My top choice at the moment would be psychiatric aide. As far as my interests... I'm honestly open to hear whatever you all have found interesting yourselves. However, I've already done two summers of home security installation and a summer of land survey and am not really interested in anything in that direction. Oh, I also have no certifications that would really be of use to me for jobs. -EMT-B: ~4 months certification, correct? Also, course cost? This sounds like an interesting as hell job, just not sure if I can justify the certification cost (depending what it tends to be around). Job availability would also matter. -CNA: Anyone find this job stimulating? General consensus I've heard is "poop cleaner" Thanks for whatever ideas you can give me! Edit: Sorry, let me clarify. For jobs like xray tech, or whatever, could you please say what makes the job interesting to you? Job descriptions aren't always that representative of what the day to day activities actually are like.