If you have a passion for helping people and an interest in the medical industry, this might be the choice for you. Have you dreamed of becoming a doctor but worry about the rigors of medical school? Physicians assistants do many of the same thing’s physicians do and work under the supervision of a physician. However, the cost and time to become a physician’s assistant are often less and shorter than medical school. Some physicians’ assistants specialize in women’s health or psychiatric health. Others work in clinics as generalists or family care. Nearly every area of healthcare needs qualified physicians’ assistants. Another route to becoming a PA is to obtain a master’s and then a Doctorate degree in Nursing. This route can be costly and requires a much longer time commitment than completing a PA program. One exception would be those people who already have nursing degrees. For them, the process is much the same as someone making any other career switch.
How do I become a Physician’s Assistant?
According to Wikipedia, “As of May 2019, there were 243 accredited PA programs in the United States, and dozens more in development, represented by the Physician Assistant Education Association.” With so many programs available using any PA School Finder online is the easiest way to find a program near you. A mixture of coursework and residencies are required to become a physician’s assistant, and like most master’s programs, take between 2-3 years to complete. Courses focus on anatomy, physiology, biology, and chemistry. Grueling two-day shifts with no sleep are not standard like they are in most medical schools. The training to become a physician’s assistant is doable even if you are working full time already. Many adults today want to change profession. After 10 or 15 years sitting in an …Read more