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

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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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Dr. Jimmy D. Bowen answered:

What is physician assistant vs nurse clinician?

NP vs PA

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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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Should I become a nurse practitioner or physician assistant?

Whatever you want

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You can do either one. Just have to look at the training requirements.
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel answered:

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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How do a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant differ?

PA vs NP

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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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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

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

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Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants are great helkp to Doctors on daily basis. Great position if your mind is into medicine.
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel answered:

What will a physician assistant (pa) do in the emergency room (er)?

Depends

This depends on state and facility guidelines.
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Dr. John R. Ayres answered:

Physician assistant degree in orthopedics and one in orthopedic surgery?

Same thing

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

Here you go..

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http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-hygienists.htm http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physician-assistants.htm
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Hoping you can tell me, is physician assistant and a medical assistant the same?

No very different.

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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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