I'm a 24 year old single mother and I'm at a crossroads. I've been working the medical field in medical insurance but I've been looking into more 'hands on' and focused medical career paths. I'm currently deeply interested in becoming a Pharmacist. I'm also interested in Dental Hygiene, but if I had acceptance from both a DH program and PharmD program, I'd choose Pharmacy. To me the only pros to Dental Hygiene is that it takes a lot less time to complete than Pharmacy school and the work scheduling will be part time. However, pharmacy is where my heart is. The only thing that makes me leery is that Pharmacy school is full of math and science and it's been years since I've really applied myself to those subjects. My GPA in high school ended as a 3.6 back in 2003. I was proficient in them then, but I don't want to be in Pharmacy school and realizing I'm struggling in math and science now.
My overall concern is which program is better suited for a single mother that's the breadwinner. I'm not married and am currently more focused on making a life for my daughter and self at the moment. I can't find any programs that offer flexibility in terms of nights or weekends so I'd really have to pick one and just give it all. With Dental Hygiene I'd have a career quite a bit sooner than Pharmacy school with it's 6+ year timeline. In the long run though, I think I'd regret not trying to go for my PharmD. They are two pretty different career paths so I'm a little torn. Any constructive feedback would be appreciated.