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How much does a PA in neonatology make?

I am a junior in high school and want to know more about this field. #highschool #high-school #medicine

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Natasha’s Answer

Hi Karoline,

As you are still in high school, find out whether there are healthcare programs in your district that hold information sessions for students and aspiring medical professionals.

Determine:
What are the universities with teaching programs in neonatal medicine?
What are the hospital systems with university or teaching linkages?

If you are based in New York, you are near some of the best teaching hospitals and universities in the world, so talk with your parents and school principal about putting together information sessions (even if via Zoom) to talk with students about medicine as a career path. Your parents and teachers probably know some doctors, PA's and medical teachers who could answer a few questions about their work.

Please don't worry about salary at this point since you are still a couple of years away from being a licensed practitioner. The salary ranges will depend on where you'll be working and in what capacity - and the situation will be different beyond 2020. First, find out if you will love the job on a daily basis. When the pandemic is over, while you are in college, visit some neonatal settings and talk with practicing nurses (perhaps your school/college can help to coordinate such field trips or apprenticeships).

Stay well,
Natasha

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David’s Answer

The average salary for most PA jobs can be found online. It will vary based on region in the country.
My suggestion is to go online to the Department of Labor. They can give you some basic statistics.
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Rita’s Answer

The national average for a neonatal PA is $108,831. But this varies quite a bit depending on which state you will practice in. I am from Philadelphia, so what I found was the average Physician - Pediatric Neonatology salary in Pennsylvania is $254,528 as of June 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $214,704 and $306,778. This is a very ambitious career path which takes many years and dedication. Good luck.
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