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Career Questions tagged Physician Assistant

Athena R.’s Avatar
Athena R. Mar 25 135 views

if you're a physician assistant in CA, can you please answer some questions?

I'm super interested in this career. here are just a few questions I have about it: 1. is there many job opportunities? or is it hard to find a job? 2. how is work-life balance? 3. are you happy with your job? 4. what are some of the 'best/worst' specialities, according to what you've heard or...

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Athena R. Mar 25 243 views

Do you like being a physician assistant? What are the pros and cons?

I'm currently a high school senior. College decisions are coming out right now, but most likely I'm going to UC Davis in the fall :)

I want to be in the medical field. I'm curious about what this job is like.

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Griffin E. Sep 10, 2021 277 views

What kind of grades do I need to have in order to get into become a Physician's Assistant?

#Physician-Assistant #PA #Medicine #physician #medical #healthcare #doctor

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Selvapriya A. Jul 04, 2021 205 views

Can I study Physician Assistant after I have graduated in biochemistry (B.Sc)? istry

I am studying undergraduate degree in biochemistry ,currently in third year. I want to become a physician assistant. I wish to study physician assistant program after I've completed my B.SC degree. What are the steps to become a #physician-assistant ?

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Ellie W. Sep 27, 2020 345 views

Should I apply to PA school or medical school?

I'm a senior in college now, and I'm just finishing up my pre-med courses. After I graduate, I am planning on taking a gap year. If I want to go to medical school after the gap year, I should plan on taking the MCAT in the coming months and apply in May. I don't know why, but I'm having such a...

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Rashin S. Jul 14, 2020 269 views

How can a college student gain experience in the medical field?

I'm a rising junior at Saint Mary's College and my major is Allied Health Science. Hopefully after receiving my degree, I'd like to become a physician assistant one day, but to do that, I really need experience in the active medical field so currently I have no clue how to get started....

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Diego P. May 09, 2019 310 views

what will i need to study to become a physician assistant

#physician-assistant

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Ashley D. Mar 15, 2019 304 views

How many years does it take to become a CMA

#Clinical Medical Assistant #medicine #healthcare #hospital-and-healthcare #physician-assistant -assistant

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Ashley D. Mar 15, 2019 387 views

What is day to day work like?

Clinical Medical Assistant #medicine #healthcare #hospital-and-healthcare #assistant #physician-assistant

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Katie C. Mar 13, 2019 372 views

What is a day in the life of a Physician Assistant?

#physician-assistant #graduate-school

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Jossie D. Nov 16, 2018 486 views

What criteria did you need to become a physician's assistant?

I am trying to plan my career as a physician's assistant and need guidance on now and where to start.
#physician #medicine #physician-assistant

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isabel B. Jul 09, 2018 616 views

Is it worth the time and money to become a Medical Doctor?

I was very set on going to medical school and becoming a doctor this time last year; however, the doctors I have asked have said that they would pursue Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant instead if they were to choose their career over again. What do y'all think? Thanks! #doctor #nurse...

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Gabriella C. Apr 26, 2018 517 views

What is the best way to break the news of the death of a family member to their family?

I am intending on becoming a physicians assistant and I recognize that I may be put in this situation at some point. I would like some tips for this hard topic. #medicine #working-with-children #death #physician-assistant #students-interested-in-career-as-physician-assistants #medical-practice...

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Gabriella C. Apr 26, 2018 828 views

What is the best way to cope with potential deaths of medical patients?

I am going to be a physician's assistant and I plan to work in pediatrics. I want to know coping methods people in the medical profession have to cope with deaths of patients. #medicine #physician-assistant #students-interested-in-career-as-physician-assistants #death #copingmethods #patients...

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Olivia B. Apr 25, 2018 571 views

What colleges have good PA programs?

I'm interested in becoming one and am hoping to become one. I don't know where I'd like to go to college so i'm hoping this will help. #physician-assistant #students-interested-in-career-as-physician-assistants #healthcare #hospital-and-health-care

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Shannon D. Apr 04, 2018 535 views

I would like to work with children, would being a PA or psychologist allow me to work with kids?

#working-with-children #psychology #physician-assistant

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Olivia B. Apr 04, 2018 704 views

What are requirements I need to meet in order to become a Physician Assistant?

In school a P.A. came in and discussed his job. It really interested me and I want to know more about the job. #physician-assistant #students-interested-in-career-as-physician-assistants

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Olivia B. Apr 04, 2018 405 views

How do I choose my future career?

I have four possible career interests and I don't know how to decide. I would love to be a Physician Assistant, Early Childhood Teacher, Pediatric Nurse, or Special Education Teacher. I can't decide because they all seem great. #pediatric-nursing #physician-assistant #early-childhood-education...

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Allie M. Apr 04, 2018 428 views

If you are a PA why wouldnt you just become a doctor?

#medical-education #physician-assistant #doctor

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Jasminne V. Mar 19, 2018 1368 views

If I want to become a physician assistant, should I major in biochemistry or biology?

I would like to attend a graduate school with enough experience so that i can become a PA.

#medicine #physician-assistant #hospital-and-health-care

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Mireia R. Feb 03, 2018 508 views

What does a day in the life of a Physician's Assistant look like?

#medicine #physician-assistant #physician #career #career-counseling #stem #women-in-stem #career-choice #college #college-major #college-advice #career-development #career-path #career-paths #jobs #careers #doctor #science #biology #chemistry -practice -education

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Thi D. Jan 21, 2018 539 views

What does a physician assistant do?

I recently spoke to a physician assistant student and she told me physician assistants are essentially doctors without the title, the salary, and surgery. I want to know more about physician assistants and what they actually do in the workforce.

#Medicine #physician-assistant

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Ashley L. Jan 16, 2018 1297 views

What are the best P.A. schools on the west coast?

Looking for 1-2 year programs with College Algebra as highest math requirement.

#medical-education #physician-assistant #graduate-school #medicine #healthcare #hospital-and-health-care

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Ashley L. Jan 16, 2018 549 views

What would be the best curriculum for undergrad to apply for any top P.A. program?

Currently enrolled in college to start all undergrad work towards becoming a P.A.

#medicine #pediatrics #physician-assistant #oncology

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Angela L. Jan 12, 2018 378 views

Is it difficult to "make-it" in rural medicine as a PA-C?

I am interested in becoming a women's health or family practice PA-C in a rural clinic. Was is difficult to find a job and was the community welcoming?

#medicine #physician-assistant #ruralmedicine #womens-health #family-medicine

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Angela L. Jan 12, 2018 512 views

Do you experience bias in patient perception of MD vs PA-C?

I am currently in school completing my pre-reqs in order to apply to physician assistant school. Over the last few years, I have heard a number of people say they would rather see a MD than a PA-C as they feel an MD has more experience, expertise and knowledge in the field of medicine. Do you...

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Deandra L. Oct 30, 2017 652 views

Physician assistant specializing in OB or Nursing-midwife ?

I am having trouble choosing between becoming a PA in OB or a midwife. I originally wanted to go to medical school but decided that i didn't want to go to school for long after undergrad. So my dream is to be able to deliver babies or at least assist in the deliver. so i just want some more...

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joceyn G. Sep 29, 2017 539 views

If my goal is to be a physician assistant what major should i take?

i need a guide to my future path and am confused on what to do. #help! #physician-assistant #college-major #career-path

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Uriah G. Sep 01, 2017 704 views

Can I Get Some Info About Education Beyond A Bachelor's?

I really want to be a nurse or PA in a specialized field (Hematology), but I can't find a lot of helpful information from Google when I'm looking at education that goes beyond a Bahelor's degree. I need more information, preferably from a Hematologist or Hematology nurse, caseworker, etc....

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Ginamarie C. Sep 01, 2017 508 views

Where can i start on becoming a Physician Assistant?

My career goal is to become a Physician Assistant but im not sure on where or how to start!
#physician-assistant #healthcare