I am getting a PhD! I got offered a job a St. Joseph's hospital as a research associate to work at the Keller Center for Imaging Excellence. The plan is to get a doctorate in MRI pulse programming.
I found out a couple of weeks ago, it's taken me a while to post about it because a lot of it is still up in the air. For instance, I haven't actually been hired, my future boss said that he would hire me when the position opens. The position will open (depending on the hospital's budget) when one of his other students graduates, which should happen sometime mid-May. I still have to apply to the PhD program at ASU, which shouldn't be much of a hurdle, seeing as how I already have funding and a mentor, but you never know... ASU has done many many completely brainless things like raising tuition by about 10% every year for the last 6 years.
I'm a little nervous because I didn't see my life going this direction, but the more I learn about it, the more excited I get about the idea. It's going to be a lot of computer work, doing computer programming no less, but the lab is doing absolutely amazing work, and it's going to be fun to be a part of it!