I had to really consider my response to this one.
I was in the same boat as you, six years ago. I’ll do for you what I wish someone had done for me. Do this: define “a good job”. Have as little in the way of student loans as you possibly can. All of the good wages in the world count for nothing if you’re spending half it every month to pay back loans for the next 20 years.
And once you find what you want, stick to your guns. Don’t go to one of these places like DeVry, Lincoln Technical Institute, University of Phoenix, etc. They’re scams, of the worst sort.
Go to an ACCREDITED STATE UNIVERSITY. I can’t stress that enough. U.S. degrees from accredited universities are some of the most highly regarded in the world, and are accepted in pretty much every country in the world.
If it’s your desire to get a degree, power to you. I intend to, in the future, but not on my dime, at least not directly. I’ll be going on the Army’s dime. But just make sure you don’t get sucked into the huge catch-22 that most of us do: Pay more for a better degree so you can get better pay, but spend the better pay for the next 20 years paying off the student loan that got you the degree. In the end, the result is you make the same pay as you might’ve before, because the difference in pay grades is paying off your student loans.
Just a thought.