Physician assistant jobs are expected to grow in the next couple of these years, especially within small communities and inner cities. The focus on saving money within the health care community has a lot to do with this growth. Physician assistants are able to bring costs down by helping doctors perform many of the essential functions in the medical offices and facilities.
Becoming a physician assistant
Those interested should have a college degree or some experience in the health care field, this will allow them to gain entrance into an accredited training program. After graduating from the program and passing a national level exam a license to practice can be obtained.
Able to work with doctors and surgeons
Employment opportunities are so accessible in this field and expanding so quickly because physician assistants are able to work with doctors and surgeons. The training that they go through allows them to perform a lot of the same duties in an office setting as a doctor would and they can also prescribe medications. The amazing fields that are available for PA’s to work in are general internal medicine, pediatrics and family medicine. Other specialties are available and include pre-operative and post-operative surgical care.
The environment for this job is fast-paced and exciting
The schedule allows candidates to experience all of the different shifts and the environments they breed. The atmosphere is usually a comfortable and well-lit one, but there can be long periods of standing if working a surgery rotation. The hours can vary as well depending on the type of practice. Some offices have set schedules, some are on call twenty-four hours a day and some have rotating shift work.
During the coursework phase of obtaining a physician’s assistants license, one will study medical ethics, biochemistry, pathology, anatomy, pharmacology, diagnostics and …Continue Reading