But typically the only real advancement for Physical Assistants is opening up their own practice but even then they are not their own boss therefor there still is a team of physicians that direct activities.
The path to becoming a pa
Physician Assistants do NOT attend medical school and instead..
Enroll in a 4 year major University, and acquire a bachelor's degree in whatever major you desire. Just as long as you are able to maintain a high enough GPA to Apply for..
Physician Assistants enroll into a PA school which is 26 months to three academic years long.
Although it isn't medical school, the curriculum for a PA program is still gonna be challenging. To acquire certification from the program, students must take advanced levels in science and supplemented courses.
Congratulations, you are a licensed PA!
The rewards of being a physician assistant
Becoming a Physician Assistant is a very rewarding career.
Similar to all medical professions, Physician Assistants make very good money. Physician Assistants in Houston, Texas, make a median of $97,033 per year (Payscale, 2017) But the range is $85,100 to $140,014 based on the variance pertaining where one is employed to and the speciality.
Yup, thats right. Fat stacks yo.
Lots of vacation/Leisure time to do whatever since you don't work late nights and stressful hours on a day to day basis.
Another reward is the satisfaction you accumulate throughout the day helping people and being of good resource. Which is what really matters. :)