I generally agree with weymoo001, though I'd caution you that just because you like science and think you'd like law does not mean you will necessarily like patent law.
I liked science (for the most part), I love writing, and I love law. Patent law sounded perfect. But then I did a few of patent prosecution projects as a summer associate, and I was so bored I wanted to shoot myself. I decided the money was not enough to persuade me to do that for a living. Before you make it your plan, find out what it's like to actually do patent law. Talk to patent lawyers. Read patents at http://www.freepatentsonline.com/
(One major patent law activity is writing patents--in particular, writing the "claims" section, because coming up with those and wording them properly is critical). Skim through some patent bar test prep materials. Find out if it's for you.
Also, I second the suggestion about health-related degrees. My college roommate went to nursing school after college. A couple of years later, when I was still trying to decide on a dissertation project in my PhD program, she had a career where she's in huge demand almost anywhere in the country and has flexible hours and decent pay. She's also getting her PhD on the side, and unlike basic science, which has a huge oversupply of postdoctoral professor-wannabes, nursing has a professor shortage. She chose wisely.