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Doctor insights on: Highest Paying Physician Assistant Specialties

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What can a physician assistant specialize in and how much would he earn in each specialty?

What can a physician assistant specialize in and how much would he earn in each specialty?

Many choices: Once graduated from an accredited pa program and passing certifying exams, many pa's work in primary care situations. They can also take additional specialty training and work as extenders in physician specialists' offices. Salaries depend on the practice and job offer.

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What is physician assistant vs nurse clinician?

What is physician assistant vs nurse clinician?

NP vs PA: Nps and pas may overlap in many aspects of being physician extenders. Nurse practicianers obtain a bachelors degree in nursing and then additional training to be a np. Physician assistance usually obtain a masters degree.

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Can you tell me about physician assistant vs. Physician?

Can you tell me about physician assistant vs. Physician?

Sort of like an RN,: But not trained by nurses; instead trained by physicians. Nurse training typically emphasizes current routines of disease treatment/management. Physician training typically emphasizes background issues & theories of body function & diseases. Physician approach typically more flexible. Yet always extremely dependant on the viewpoints/background/interests/biases of the individual (s) involved.

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How long does it take to get in to see a physician assistant?

Call around: This is highly variable and the best way to find out is to call around and ask.

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Should I be a physician assistant? Is this a good career choice?

Should I be a physician assistant? Is this a good career choice?

Terrific choice: PAs are in strong demand, get paid well and have a great deal of prestige. It is obviously a much shorter track than becoming a regular doctor so it is quicker and cheaper to become one. Yet you have frequently equivalent responsibilities and a strong likelihood of lifetime employment. Go for it.

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What can you do with a bachelors in physician assistant studies?

What can you do with a bachelors in physician assistant studies?

Take Science courses: You take undergraduate courses in science just like Pre Med Courses

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What's the difference in work and knowledge between that of physician assistant vs. Physicians?

What's the difference in work and knowledge between that of physician assistant vs. Physicians?

PA: Physicians get a very comprehensive education, they need to go through undergrad, then 4 years of medical school then at least 3 years of residency training and they need to take different national boards.Physician assistants get the undergrad degree and do Master's degree and they need to practice under physicians supervision. They are called mid-level practitioners as well.

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Recommended to a gastronolgist. Long trip to meet w him. Met with the physician assistant instead cause he was busy. Is that common for first consult?

Recommended to a gastronolgist. Long trip to meet w him. Met with the physician assistant instead cause he was busy. Is that common for first consult?

Yes: It is a useful way to screen patients so the specialist is used to their best advantage. This is why the profession of physician's assistants was created.

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What does a surgical physician assistant do?

What does a surgical physician assistant do?

Helps the surgeon: Surgery is very complicated and the surgeon needs to be assisted in the use of some of the instruments.

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Should I become a nurse practitioner or physician assistant?

Whatever you want: You can do either one. Just have to look at the training requirements.

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How do a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant differ?

PA vs NP: Training and education>pa has less training and education than np who must be a registered nurse before going for the np degree.

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Hoping you can tell me, is physician assistant and a medical assistant the same?

Hoping you can tell me, is physician assistant and a medical assistant the same?

No very different.: A physician's assistant actually provides medical care under a doctor's supervision. They have several years of post secondary education. They earn an average of > $81, 000 per year. A medical assistant usually has 6 months to 1 year of training. Not all states require certification. They assist with administrative & clinical duties. They earn $19, 000 to $28, 000 annually.

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It is possible that a physician assistant prescribe basic medications for family members or friends?

Not recommended: Not recommended, but they can, but are prohibited from prescribing controlled substance to family members just like physicians are, check your own states rules.

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How long does it take to become a ER physician assistant, to help take care of people in the er?

How long does it take to become a ER physician assistant, to help take care of people in the er?

2 yrs after college: Most physicians assistant programs are 2 year degrees after completing a bachelors degree. However, to get into a pa program they will want you to have experience in a medical setting so this can add time to your path.

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I went to see my doctor but he wasn't there instead I saw a physician assistant. What exactly is a physician assistant? How could they replace the md?

A PA: Or physician's assistant is a medical provider who works on a medical team with a physician. The pa can evaluate, diagnose, treat ; prescribe. There are many situations which don't require a physician ; for which a pa would be appropriate. Take care.

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What is the difference between dental hygienist vs. Physician assistant?

What is the difference between dental hygienist vs. Physician assistant?

Here you go..: Http://www. Bls. Gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-hygienists. Htm http://www. Bls. Gov/ooh/healthcare/physician-assistants. Htm.

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Can a physician assistant be the primary caregiver at an urgent care without a doctor?

Can a physician assistant be the primary caregiver at an urgent care without a doctor?

Depends on state: Most are supervised by a doctor behind the scenes but it varies by state.