Steps To Become A Medical Assistant

explanatory Essay
801 words
801 words

William Osler once said, “The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” The medical field is one of the most rewarding job fields to work in, being a physician assistant is one of those jobs, what is not to like about helping people in need? The first step of many to become a physician assistant is graduating high school and taking the necessary courses to prepare students for college. The next step in the process of becoming a physician assistant is getting a bachelor’s degree to be prepared to PA school. It would be beneficial for you to major in pre-med or pre-physician assistant. After you have graduated with your bachelor’s degree your next step will be applying for PA school, there …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that being a physician assistant is one of the most rewarding job fields to work in.
  • Explains that becoming a physician assistant involves graduating high school and completing the medical college admissions test or the graduate record examination test. once the test is passed, you will be accepted into pa school.
  • Explains that the work environment of a physician assistant varies depending on where you work.
  • Explains that the average salary of a physician assistant is 116,269 dollars per year. there are 86,700 jobs for physician assistants in the u.s.
  • Describes the benefits of being a physician assistant.

Now we enter the work environment and your daily tasks. The work environment varies depending on where you work, when you are a PA you have the option to work at a clinic, hospital, or just a private practice, your daily tasks still remain about the same. Your daily tasks when you are a PA consists of seeing patients, just like a doctor, ordering tests for patients, and prescribing medicine. Your working hours also vary depending on which facility you practice at, at a normal clinic you will usually work a 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule, If you work at a hospital and practice emergency medicine you can work very long hours, and you are on call 24/7. Working in a clinic is a very laid back and a relaxed environment, on the other hand working in a hospital is not for everyone, it is very hectic and you are constantly moving. There is little room for advancement, because the only advancement you have is to become a doctor. The steps you would have to take to advance to a physician are, take the Medical College Admissions Test or MCAT, Next you will complete 4 years of medical school, and then after completing that you will have 1 year of a residency.

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