One cautionary statement..... if you would like to live in that town where you plan to study, make sure that the local market is not saturated with new graduates of your program! I discovered this the hard way. Despite jobs being relatively more plentiful outside of Boise, still not many elsewhere, the few jobs that are offered tend to be part time. If you actually do attain full time employment, there is substantially less compensation and your job is less secure due to a plentiful stream of new graduates.
If living in a certain area is important to you with good compensation, look for occupations in that area with employee shortages. If there is a training program in your area, it will likely cut your pay and opportunities for advancement. Somewhat ironic....
I would like to tell you to just go for your dreams and it will all work out, but I think people should hold a little more skepticism during these difficult times. Hope this helps.
When we quit believing in our corrupt political system, it will finally fall apart. REVOLUTION!!!