As healthcare continues to grow and evolve the role of physician assistants have not changed, but they remain a crucial part for medical facilities everywhere. Throughout the years they have become well known and jobs for them have opened up allowing them better access to treat and help patients. Without physician assistants, healthcare would not be the same as it currently is. Physician assistants are applicable resources and are necessary for health-care to continue to progress the way it does today.
I chose a career as a medical assistant because of the rewards I knew I would experience on a daily basis. Seeing a patient smile because I have helped them understand, or just making them feel comfortable with their visit, is just one of the many perks of my job. Upon graduating from an accredited college such as The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP), I now work for one of the most reputable hospitals in my area. Within two short years of committed studies, I obtained my associate of applied science degree, and then went on to obtain my certification as a medical assistant. There is nothing I have found more fulfilling, strong, secure, or rewarding then choosing to become a medical assistant,
It is important to always have a good attitude towards the job you perform, but a job needs more than just a happy face. In the article “Physician’s Assistant” taken from Career Cruising, a Doctor's Assistants should be lively, understanding, and caring and ought to appreciate working with individuals of all ages and foundations. They ought to likewise be sincerely develop so they can sympathize with patients. For example, being gloomy, not caring about the job and the patients, it does not seem like someone would be applicable to this huge role. It is more than just a job, making the patients feel welcome, and trustworthy of you is a major factor. Besides having good personality traits for this job, it is recommended to have a great bedside way, basic deduction and critical thinking abilities, successful interpersonal correspondence, and the will to examine all through your profession to stay aware of restorative advances (“Physician's Assistants”, Career Internet). It is important to be able to have these qualities as a person. Times will get difficult, and to be able to problem solve, and to be able to critically think out problems, will make the issue much easier.. Besides having the ability and temperament, there has to be a mental toughness for the number of the hours required for this
Being a nurse practitioner is a good career. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with an added education of two years, which gives them added advantage like those of a doctor. A nurse practitioner is different in his/her own way. He/she works along with other health professionals like doctors, pharmacists, and therapists. A nurse practitioner has mandates to treat the sick, prescribe drugs, and order for laboratory tests (Iglehart, 2013). The reason nurse practitioner is attractive is because I have always wanted to help people and the job is more challenging giving me the potential to grow. In this paper, I will discuss the duties of a nurse practitioner, the skills and education needed, pay range and the lifestyle.
Does anyone really know what their getting into when they graduate college and find a job in their chosen field? No one wants to think about the bad when starting a new job, the thrill of starting a career is a distraction. In medical assisting there are many challenges starting out such as, knowing exactly what you’re licensed to do after graduating. Author Rachelle Ballard explains in her article “Challenges of Medical Assisting” how one could get in trouble and even lose ones license if not working in the scope of practice.
I think that because this career will make me able to do same types of job as a doctor without being busy all the time. I will have some free time of my own while helping others when I am at work. This career will also provide me with a reasonable salary that is perfect for my lifestyle. Being a physician assistant will give me lots of choice on whether I want to pursue my education further or not. I always wanted a career that is in Connecticut since I do not want to go too far away from my family. By doing the research, I found out that I can attend a good Physician Assistant program in Connecticut. But, to attend a good program I need to start preparing for it early. To make this career a reality, I need to start exploring the health care profession. Volunteering in a hospital, clinic, or nursing home will help me to understand the responsibilities of a physician assistant. Also, I can ¨shadow¨ a physician assistant to better understand what it likes to be physician assistant and receive tips. I can also make my dream come true by working hard and working on my time management and study skills. This skills will help me to learn how to set aside a time to study effectively since physician assistants requires lots of studying and reading. If I stay focused and work hard toward my dream, then I believe I can become a physician assistant in the
As a patient of PDCS, I was given the opportunity to see the involvement of physician assistants', physicians and nursing staff come together to provide the best caring response. I had reached out to a staffing member in order to shadow Physician Assistants. The field of Dermatology is much more vast than I had previously thought. Since February 2017, I have had the opportunity to rotate with three different physician assistants, two who specialize in skin cancer and the other who sees patients for general dermatology. In over the 35 hours of clinical exposure, I have observed physicians and the physician assistants during consults and was able to scrub in on surgery procedures.
Many people overlook going into medicine due to the fact of it taking eight years to graduate and to get your doctorate. Although it is still six years to be a physician assistant it puts it in perspective that it is only two extra years past what normal jobs are. Would you go through two more years of school to make 100,000 plus dollars a year? Not saying to go into this profession for the money but it truly makes it more realistic to go into medicine. Also a lot of the time people will become a PA and go practice for a couple years and decide they want to go back for another two years and be a doctor. It’s nice to be able to stop after two years, have a job with good pay, and relax and be able to go back whenever you feel
“One day, I will give more to the world than what I take out of it.” This was my response when my seventh grade teacher asked what I wanted to do when I grew up. Since the beginning of middle school, I dedicated myself to growing academically, musically, and emotionally. I aspired to be the best student, daughter, and friend I could be, hoping I could one day help as many people as possible. I plan to make a difference by becoming a physician’s assistant to help patients on a daily basis. If I was accepted into the university, I would take advantage of the opportunity to double major by majoring in music performance and statistics. Majoring in music gives me the necessary skills to teach students and share my passion. Meanwhile, majoring in
What are your current physician assistant and public health-related career goals?
I believe that people everywhere should always have access to adequate medical care. Where you live should not determine whether you live, and the PA profession was created to improve the availability of healthcare in rural and other underserved areas. As a PA, I would be eager to help people have not had access to the care they needed. I want to serve those that need medical attention but don’t have the means to obtain it—whether in rural Michigan, the inner-city of Atlanta, or the backwoods of Arkansas.