Hi everyone! I hope this post finds you well. I am truly in a dillema! All you replies will be truly appreciated. I did my undergrad in Psychology. Graduated from a private university with a massive amount of debt and a 3.6 GPA. The medical field has always been my passion. I had inteded to attend Medical School but due to mental health issues and family obligations and a bad experience with OCHEM I switched into going into OT. Last year, I got into NYU's Occupational Therapy program conditionally (I still have to take A&P II) However, my dad passed away and I had to work full time to help out my mother. I rejected NYU. Also, to be honest I was afraid that I would not be able to do well in labs during graduate school-SERIOUS anxiety (2017 was one of the toughest years) As time went on I became depressed and worked as a case worker with my psychology degree. The job was horrible! I felt empathy for clients but within two months I missed the way my science courses made me feel-logical, no emotions, and stability. Because of my age (I am turning 27 soon!) I was scared to waste even more time without a graduate degree so I decided to apply to an MSW program along with re-applying to the OT program. This time whichever program I decide on I will complete it DETERMINED and NO OTHER OBLIGATIONS. I got into Columbia Universities MSW program for the spring. I won't hear from the Occupational therapy program until about 2 more months. Although, I simply just want to get started on grad school and begin the next chapter of my life and start working I am torn between OT (and completing A&PII) or going for the MSW degree. I hear horror stories about social work but I also hear amazing things about it. OT has the science component which I like and pays more. I have to think about salary because I am a man and do eventually want to have kids and get married. I also have my disabled parents to help out. I know SW has the ability to increase pay with more experience, especially after licensure. But to be honest, I do care about the respect I get in my profession and SW isn't as respected as an OT. PLEASE PLEASE help me out with your experiences and advice.