That's really good to hear about your family.

However, I have been looking for a research assistant job for the past couple of months, and have gotten exactly 1 interview, despite having an amazing GPA and several years' research experience. And at that interview, I was told that they were looking for a Master's student. For a part-time position with $10-15/hour pay. A Master's degree to do exactly what I had been doing at my old position, but part time and for less money. It's not all roses in STEM jobs, at least not in my country.

lol, sorry for coming across so rude. I'm just bitter at the world right now for the reasons mentioned above.