Opportunities in physician assistant careers by Terence Sacks

By Terence Sacks

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If you don’t know any, check with your guidance counselor or contact some of the schools listed in Appendix C to give you some leads. Try to find out what is involved in this kind of work, how PAs feel about the profession, and what skills and abilities are called for. Chances are that whomever you contact will be more than happy to discuss the work with you, so don’t hesitate to take this step. Your guidance counselor also can recommend books, visuals, and video- Getting into PA School 19 tapes on the field that may prove helpful in getting a handle on the work and what is involved in pursuing this career.

It’s important to try to select schools that closely match your requirements. Some programs, for instance, are geared to individuals who have extensive medical or health care experience, while others accept students who have no medical experience or have just graduated from high school. The location of a school also can be an important consideration. For example, some programs are located in rural areas because their primary mission is to serve rural areas; others are located in more metropolitan settings.

Dr. Arroyo freely admits his inability to hire another physician to take some of the burden off of his shoulders. ” The obvious solution? Hire a PA. The PA receives about half of what an MD would get in pay and could handle most of the doctor’s normal duties. To pave the way for his new PA, Dr. Arroyo has posted a sign in his office outlining the fact that he works with a physician assistant. It details the PA’s training and supervision. ” Getting into PA School 29 In both cases cited above, the primary reasons for hiring the PA were financial.

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