When I am older I would love to be a Nurse Practitioner, I enjoy helping people when they are sick and taking care of them. Another reason I want to be a Nurse Practitioner is because my sister is also a Nurse Practitioner.
The general purpose of being a medical assistant is that you are helping people that are in need of help. They also perform routine/ clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other practitioners running smoothly. Scheduling appointments for patients, billing, coding, etc. In this job you perform administrative and certain clinical duties under direction of a physician. Some tools/ skills that will be used daily is tools; hypodermic needle, blood pressure units, scope sets; skills; speaking, active listening, reading comprehension, monitoring, writing, active learning etc. Tasks and activities that will be performed
On the clinical side, medical assistants often are the people who take medical histories, prepare patients for examination, assist the doctor during appointments and perform basic laboratory tests, along with other clinical responsibilities.
Occupational therapy assistants work under the direction of occupational therapists and spend their days helping people recover and improve the skills necessary to work successfully in society. Occupational therapy assistants typically work in an occupational therapist’s office, hospitals or in nursing care facilities with most
A physician assistant is a healthcare professional who practices medicine as a part of a healthcare team with collaborating physicians and other providers. Physician Assistants perform services typically performed by a physician. One key task for this job is the ability to examine patients to obtain information about their physical condition. Another key task for this job is the ability to prescribe therapy or medication with physician’s approval. A typical day on the job for a physician assistant would consist of diagnosing medical conditions, examining patients to assess general physical condition, prescribe medications, etc.
I would like to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant because it would be good to work with creating medicine for people in need and for other uses. A physician’s assistant’s job is to come up with new medicine for diseases and such so that people can heal better from the illnesses. Jobs for physician's assistants have escalated to 108,500 positions as of 2016 according to the AAPA (American Academy Of Physician's Assistants). A major reason why physician's assistant is a good career is that the short amount of education needed is great for someone who would like to get started in life quicker. Usually, to get into a PA program you would have to do at least three years of healthcare experience, then you would have to get your bachelor's degree and serve (if wanted) a two-year course to get a master's. The pay of a PA as of 2015 is 98,180 dollars a year, which is a stable salary for a job such as this one.
Although there are some instances where medical assistants learn their job while they’re doing it, for the most part, employers want medical assistants with formal training from a college or university. Formally-trained students learn anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, transcription, record-keeping, accounting and insurance processing. They learn laboratory techniques, clinical procedures, pharmaceutical principles, medication administration and first aid. They also study medical law and ethics as well as patient
The physician assistant profession is one that is new and growing very quickly. Having been started in only 1965 by Dr. Eugene A Stead Jr., it is still new in the medical field. Duke University was the first to host a Physician’s Assistant program. This program came into place after an advanced nursing program is rejected in West Virginia. The first class had only 4 students, former Navy medical corpsmen. Three years later, the American Association of Physician’s Assistants(AAPA) is introduced. This is an important event because it brings together the few members of the new profession. This also demonstrates its success. Being a new profession, it is
One of the fastest growing fields in America is that of the physician assistant profession. Physician assistants are medical professionals who provide diagnostic and preventative health care services under the supervision of doctors. Forbes magazine recently listed physician assistants as the fourth fastest growing profession in the United States. Although the profession is currently getting a wealth of attention, the idea of physician assistants has been around for centuries. More recently due to the shortage of physicians, there has been an increased need for physician assistants. We find it important to explore and understand the history of the profession and how it has evolved in order to understand the future direction of the profession.
My ultimate goal of becoming a Physician Assistant has only strengthened since coming to Valparaiso University. Although I have achieved my goal of being accepted into a 5-year accelerated program, I have not stopped setting more goals. During my first semester I set a goal to finish with a 3.7 GPA and I finished with a 3.75. This would not have been possible if I hadn't gone to my professor's office hours, attended study sessions, and asked questions in class. Everyday I am challenged by the intensity of this program, but I continue to try to make myself better. Along with my academic goals, I also decided that I wanted to get more involved on campus and get back into the habit of doing volunteer work. Earlier this month I rushed for a sorority
From my own experience and from seeing how bad skincare can affect people’s lives, the surgical and medicinal specialties of a physician assistant have become a career interest. PAs are very useful because of their general studies, which are similar to primary care physicians. A PA’s flexibility in adapting to specialties causes them to be in high demand. I find this sort of flexibility relaxing, and I can choose to have multiple specialties while remaining in the same field. Becoming a physician assistant will require less time and money spent in college, but I will have the same benefits, independence and responsibility as a physician.
In administration, they manage physical therapy departments and clinics. They also provide consultative services to colleagues and health care providers.
Physicians Assistants have many opportunities of advancement in their career field. For instance, PA’s could practice abroad to enhance experience, changing their specialties; open their own practice, mobile practice- moving from state to state, and/or serve the military. “Some physician assistants pursue additional education in a specialty. Postgraduate educational programs are available in areas such as emergency medicine and psychiatry. To enter one of these programs, a physician assistant must be a graduate of an accredited program and be certified by the NCCPA.
A teacher’s aide is also referred to as an assistant or paraprofessional. A teacher’s aide helps assist teacher’s in the classroom. They are found mainly in elementary schools, and special education centers. Teacher’s aides will provide the teacher with help in activities such as attendance, grading, preparing the necessary materials for the classroom, and supervising field trips. This job can be very tedious, but also rewarding if you love working with children. A teacher’s aide is very significant since they are responsible to a positive learning environment. They also providing support for the teachers, when the work load becomes overbearing. Overall the aide is there to assist the teacher in any activity she needs, and to share the workload of a teacher in order to ensure that the classroom is manages effectively.