So I applied to USC and Western this year and got waitlisted at Western and got rejected to USC. My family told me that I made a mistake applying to 2 schools. I feel sort of like a failure right now because I want to apply to PA programs and my family tells me that PA is a lowclass career and that I should apply to pharmacy schools out of state and take the PCAT. But I dont want to spend my entire summer studying for the PCATs. Im 27 and want to get on with my life. I've been antisocial for so long and want to have fun and work and pay off my loans this summer. I was thinking I would apply to PA and pharm programs in Southern California and whichever one I get in, I would just do that. I just want to have a nice career in Southern Cali near my friends and family. I thought if Im a PA, it's only 2 years, I wont have to spend as much money on tuition, and my job wont be stressful and I can make 80K/year, maybe more. What do you guys think? Do you think Im weak for not wanting to move away from home? Do you think if I become a PA, I will make good money? Do you think Im a loser for living with my family at the age of 27? I dont have a full time job, I make $1500 a month and live with my parents.. I've tried my best until now, I have a 3.3, 1000 hours of health service, sports team, CVS employee for 6 months, graduated from a good school, solid letter of recc. Please give me some good advice.