I am 30 and have always regretted the fact that I put 2 years into Penn State and then quit. Now that I've been out of work to raise my kids, I've really been thinking hard about going back to college, but obviously my choices are very limited now and I need to go somewhere within driving distance, etc. Naturally I have fears of failure due to the first time around, and also am not convinced that I "need" to go to school. Quitting my $45,000/year job to stay at home has put an enormous burden on our finances, but we felt it was worth it. Now I wonder if it's smart to incur more burden for me to go back to school and then not make enough money at my "new" job to justify the costs. My first job was with P&G, whose policy is once you quit there you can never come back - bummer - I won't make that kind of money again in this rural area without a degree. Okay... so has anyone else out there wrestled with this? What are the hot jobs out there right now that actually bring home a good paycheck? I thought about computer technology, but not sure it's for me (although I DO enjoy it). I can really see myself working in a lab in a hospital - but not actually working with patients... what job is that... are in the demand...what's the pay? I'm nervous, but very excited at the prospects of this! Thanks for any info/advice/support you might have for me.