I Want to Be Physician Assistant

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“You must love your work, and not be always looking over the edge of it…You must have pride in your own work and in learning to do it well,” George Elliot says in his novel Middlemarch. Elliot suggests that passion is what stops the moans and groans of going to work every day and turns work into fun. It is crucial too to learn fully how to do the job so that the outcome of practicing it involves love, pride and satisfaction. However, in this hard economic time, one cannot make decisions based on pure passion and heavenly outcome; other factors such as income are essential too. Also, one needs to consider the time, effort, dedication and service to others one is committing oneself to. When on the brink of choosing a career, it is important to open oneself to endless career options but at the end choose the one fittest in terms of interest, time, money and service to humanity. One vocation that may have it all is that of a physician assistant. A physician assistant provides primary health care services under a physician's supervision. (Expand this a little more; add a definition sentence or two) A physician assistant is a laborious occupation that, despite its hardships, can be fulfilling and rewarding. The vocation of Physician assistant automatically falls under the medicine category, however how exactly did physician assistants became a part of medicine. It all began in 1965, when there was a shortage of physicians. As a result, Dr. Eugene Stead, chairman of the Department of Medicine at Duke University, established a two-year program to properly educate “physician assistants” in order to address the health care issues of the time. In the fall of 1965, four ex-Navy corpsmen became the first people to begin their education at ... ... middle of paper ... ...h attitude usually provide physician assistants with snappy comments, ungratefulness, and overall rude behavior. It becomes difficult for physician assistants to do their job well. Then there are other patients that will complain and over question the physician assistant. Part of becoming a physician assistant is dealing with every type of patient tolerantly. For one to become a physician, one will have to dedicate time and effort. However, once one has completed the necessary education and training, he/she can begin the occupation. The vocation does contain some disadvantages, but it also contains rewards and benefits. When looked upon in the right perspective, the rewards are worth the hardships. One can argue whether or not a physician assistant is the best career nowadays. According to Forbes, the number one best master degrees for jobs are physician assistant.
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