You have other healthcare related options, phlebotomy,lab tech, physical therapy tech, dental tech, medical assistant, pharmacy tech most of these are less than 2 years of education. Since you have some of the basics down you may be able to cross train in other things. such as a biology or biotechnology related field. Also look at your money for school closley because some of this stimulas money was supposed to go to women with childeren to go back to school. Here at the holidays you may be able to get extra money from an agency doing some CNA work until next semester starts and you get the money for school worked out. Whatever you choose to do be sure to get the registry certificate or license so that you can get the max pay for what you are doing.