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Lory303 views

Pros and cons for Physician Assistant as a job?

I don't think I have the drive to pursue an actual PhD so I looked into alternatives and PA happens to be one of them. Any pros and cons I should be aware of?

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Tran238 views

Did your passion for a Physician Assistant change after a few years?

What was the biggest obstacle in this field? What classes did you take in high school that helped in this field?

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Did you have to pivot and go back to school at a later date? As a Physician Assistant.

Did you shadow another professional in the field? Did you join any school clubs related to your current profession? Was there a particular subject you struggled with during your school years? What skill sets did you learn or gain while pursuing your career?

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Hello! My name is Tran and I am a current high school student. I'm conducting an interview with any professional in the Pediatric Physician Assistant field for a Foundations in Health Science Class project about careers! I have created a total of 13 questions. Comment on this post, answering all 13 questions to be a part of my assignment.

1. What profession did you choose as a Physician Assistant? Why 2. How many years of college did you need to go through? 3. What jobs did you work before you landed your present professional job? 4. How can I decide if I should earn a Ph.D. in this field? 5. Were you in a college program?

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aisha308 views

What are two pro and cons as being a physician ? Do the cons outweigh the pros?

Aisha, age 19

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Brooke429 views

How does PA school work?

Is it like college where you have a course catalog of requirements to meet? And then you enroll based on your schedule? Or is it all planned out for you? Is it better to take a gap year before applying to PA school to gather more experience to be more competitive for acceptance?

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Caroline507 views

What do I need to do to be a Pediatric Physician?

I am hard working, love kids, loving helping people and being active. #medicine #physician #doctor #medical #physicians-assistant

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Maria3722 views

What is the difference between Family and General Physician and Internist?

#medicine #physician #physicians-assistant #doctor

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Jessica2470 views

What are the requirements to become a physician assistant?

#physicians-assistant #career

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Jiselle597 views

Have you ever gotten in a disagreement with a colleague over the management of a patient? How did you handle it?

#physicians-assistant #medical #hospital-and-health-care #healthcare #medicine

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Best PA Programs

What are the best physician assistant programs in the US #physicians-assistant

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Uriah1007 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. Please help me find more information about the education of the typical Hematologist's PA or nurse. I'd appreciate it, thanks!! #hematology #hematologist #physicians-assistant #PA #nurse #nursing #students-interested-in-career-as-physician-assistants #physicianassistant #physician-assistant #advice #college-advice #college-prep #healthcare

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Maja 7122 views

What else can international physician work in USA without USMLE?

I have international medical degree and 7years experience but want to work ASAP #nurse #physician #nurse-practitioner #medical-research #physicians-assistant #clinical-research #medical-assisting

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After completing a physician assistant graduate program, what is the entry pay?

Looking ahead, my plan is to be a physician's assistant. How busy are their lives coming out of graduate school and entering the work force? How's the transition? Is starting a family challenging during this phase of life, or is it manageable? What is the entry pay just starting out? Does the pay raise? If so, by how much and how long? #hospital #physicians-assistant #sports-physician #family-practice

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Where should I look to volunteer to gain good experience for my resume to apply to a Physician Assistant graduate program?

Most graduate schools require the potential student to have observation hours. What is the easiest way to gain those? What are other volunteer jobs that would look good on a resume? How should I contact a potential working PA to ask if I can job shadow them? Is job shadowing enough? So, in the end: where should I be looking, and how do I go about doing so? #doctor #nurse #graduate-school #physicians-assistant #job-application

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RaeAnna825 views

What are some career options that can be pursed with an allied health major (major designed for further education in the medical field) after graduation?

I am a sophomore college student, pursing an allied health degree, with hopes of becoming a Physician assistant. However, after graduation I don't know where to go to pursue a good job before or attending graduate school. #physical-therapist #physicians-assistant #career-planning

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I would like to become a physician assistant. Which classes should I consider taking in undergrad school?

I would like to become a physician assistant and I'm not sure which classes to take in undergrad school in order to prepare. #medicine #medical-education #physicians-assistant #family-medicine

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Erin815 views

What is the best major for someone wanting to be a physician's assistant?

Also I am a little confused by come of the requirements for the career as I have been told it is vigorous to get into some programs and requires a lot of volunteer hours. #college-major #physicians-assistant

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Alex1107 views

PA or Nurse Practitioner?

Of the two which one has a more appealing/promising career path in the next 10 years? #nurse-practitioner #physicians-assistant

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Alex901 views

Daily tasks of a PA?

Wondering what a day looks like for a physician assistant in both hospitals and offices. #healthcare #hospital #physicians-assistant

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Cheska2651 views

Should I go for Physician Assistant or to be a Dental Hygienist

I am going for a bachelors degree but I am debating on which one to take. What do you think would be the best choice to a successful future? My heart is leaning more towards Dental Hygienist, however, in the state I currently live in, they do not have enough clinics for dental hygienist so the competition here is really tough. On the other hand, to be a Physician Assistant is more complicated in my perspective, a lot more difficult subjects to take but they have positions here for the job. #psychology #nursing #healthcare #physician #dentistry #japan #dental-hygienist #physicians-assistant #dental-hygiene

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Janelle867 views

What are the best pre-requisite courses to take (as in types of sciences, maths, etc.) in order to prepare for a medical career?

I specifically want to become a radiologist technician, physician assistant, or registered nurse. I am the youngest of my family, and I want to be the first to attend a university. I need all the help I can get to ensure my success in the future. Thank you very much. #medicine #university #registered-nurses #scholarships #physicians-assistant #radiology

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Sandra1072 views

Do I have to take an exam to get accepted into a Physician assistant program? What is the application process like?

Really interested in the medical field #people #application #physicians-assistant #professionals #programs

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Can you have a career as a Physician Assistant outside the United States?

I am a Biology Major, currently attending Florida Atlantic University. I plan to attend a PA program after I graduate college. I would like to work in a developing country, ideally somewhere in Africa. I was recommended to join the Peace Corps, however, I know little about it. Any thoughts? #jobs #physician #physicians-assistant #medical-assisting #peace-corps

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How do I become a Physician Assistant in the Navy?

Does the Navy have PA programs? Or do you join the Navy after graduating from a PA program? I am still in college and was just wondering what options I might have with a career as a Physician Assistant. #college #medicine #pre-med #physician #physicians-assistant #united-states-navy

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Should I double major at the same time or finsh one of them first?

I am interested in two majors, however, they are completely different fields. I want to become a teacher, but also a PA in the future. Many advisors have told me to choose one for now, but how do I decide which one. Help! #educator #double-major #physicians-assistant

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When is a suitable time to start searching for Physcian Assistant schools?

After doing some research I noticed that the requirements for Physician Assistant programs vary a lot according to the instituiton, unlike many other health professional schools. Does that mean it would be more beneficial and time efficient for me to start narrowing down schools earlier during my undergraduate? Or is it more reasonable to wait until I get closer to applying to schools? #health #pre-med #graduate-school #physicians-assistant #pre-medicine #hospital-and-health-care

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As a Physicians assitant, how hard is it to balance work, family, and a social life?

I aspire to become a PA. #physician #physicians-assistant #doctor #medicine #hospital-and-health-care

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Ayano1016 views

For a Physician's Assistant would having a biology degree allow you to have the best chance of getting into PA school and get you prepared for that career or would a degree in something more healthcare centered be more ideal?

I am a senior in high school and I will be going to college next year on a basketball scholarship. I have been guided towards the biology route because counselors have told me that would help me get into PA school. I am just nervous about deciding I don't want to go to graduate school and having a biology degree and not knowing what I can do with that. #biology #healthcare #graduate-school #physician #physicians-assistant

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Olivia1085 views

What are the requirements for a physicians assistant?

I am interested in working in the medical field. #physicians-assistant

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