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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Physician assistant degree in orthopedics and one in orthopedic surgery?

Physician assistant degree in orthopedics and one in orthopedic surgery?

Same thing: Physician assistant (pa) education and training includes all specialties. In the course of their professional lives they accumulate knowledge in the area where they are working. A pa working in orthopedics or orthopedic surgery (which are the same thing) would have more orthopedic expertise than another in a non-orthopedic field. ...Read more

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How does a physician assistant get trained to assist and work in orthopedic surgery?

How does a physician assistant get trained to assist and work in orthopedic surgery?

Additonal training: Sometimes there are fellowship training sites for pas to get the additonal training. Most of the surgical training can be on the job training for pas. ...Read more

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