well i work at a major hospital and i am 55 years old. I have taken a medical assisting course with medical terminology and have done transcription for a long, long time. however, the area i live in does not pay well. I have over 2 years experience in surgery scheduling at the place i work for and also helped to implement the computer system the hospital uses for perioperative charting as well as scheduling. I make 12 bucks an hour. this is a stressful, thankless job and i would not recommend it to anyone if you need to support yourself, which i do. in littleton, co., you probably would make more money, but the cost of living is most likely higher. you are not too old to be an RN, which makes about $30 an hour to start. So i would go with that.