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#1 south

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:17 AM

Hey, how about areas that are still pretty hot for getting hired?  Here's where my email box says is the best around me.

 

- Tucson, AZ.  Not a bad place I guess, but nothing impressive.  I mean U of A is there, and that's about it.  Tons of jobs.

- Remote and/or small (read: crappy) desert towns such as Yuma or Bullhead City seem quite desperate.  Some are only a few miles from Vegas if that is your thing.

- Prescott (and Payson), AZ - in the high piney woods, seem like quite nice small towns and only an hour and change from both Phx and Flagstaff.  I turned down an EM job there as a new grad, which hurt real bad, because I would retire there.

 

Phoenix is about average demand, I guess.  There are now three PA programs in the Metro, two of them quite large, so that may change...

 

Where would you recommend someone who is mobile to find work easily?

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:56 PM

Rural, economically depressed, snow in winter, and at least one hour to the closest airport, which is small and regional only. :-)
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#3 HanSolo

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:07 PM

Almost anywhere in New England outside of Boston, which is basically what rpackelly said. 



#4 sas5814

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:00 PM

Huge swaths of Texas. Rural areas but often close enough to major areas. My last home was rural but only an hour from Dallas. You want to be in demand? Go where most people don't want to.


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#5 airslant

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:22 PM

Huge swaths of Texas. Rural areas but often close enough to major areas. My last home was rural but only an hour from Dallas. You want to be in demand? Go where most people don't want to.

do you have any advice on job lists etc that I can use to find those? I'm looking to fill a rural Texas job eventually but I'm out of state right now

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#6 sas5814

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:27 PM

TAPA has a good job board and Greg Kurmadis at Lone Star Med Staff has been placing PAs in Texas for a while. lonestarmedstaff.com

 

Best thing is to network since lots of rural areas don't advertise much and recruiters are expensive so many places won't use them.


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#7 BruceBanner

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:28 PM

do you have any advice on job lists etc that I can use to find those? I'm looking to fill a rural Texas job eventually but I'm out of state right now

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Recruiters can be of use here. I get calls/emails almost daily looking for rural PAs.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:47 AM

Minnesota. You can have your pick on a scale of rural to metropolis.

 

We do have snow in winter, but you will learn to like it.


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#9 Eian01

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:20 PM

Rural areas with harsh weather and commute issue make it a hot spot 



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:52 PM

Harsh weather is a stretch...Eian01, you make it sound like you have to suffer through awful weather and a 4 hour commute to be in high demand. Not sure where you live, but I drive 40 mins to work on a rural highway (easy drive), the only thing I have to move over for are Amish or tractors. I work in the lower midwest, weather is not bad compared to most areas in the US (which I have lived in), I work in a town of 700 people, the only clinic in town, the next closest town is 15 miles away with 2 clinics (part time workers) then the next biggest town is about 40 miles away (~7,000 people) that has 7 (yes I said 7) clinics. You do NOT have to suffer with terrible weather and a long commute to work in a rural area. Also, I live about 30 mins from a major city of ~ 150,000 people with a decent size airport. To get to a major city (> 500,000 people) takes about 2 1/2 hours to 3 major cities. Be happy in your work and life, don't settle for less. 


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:31 PM

Rural areas with harsh weather and commute issue make it a hot spot


Wow, that's just depressing to hear
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#12 EMEDPA

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:40 AM

Rural, economically depressed, snow in winter, and at least one hour to the closest airport, which is small and regional only. :-)

you just described all 3 of my job settings...


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#13 EMEDPA

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:44 AM

You want to be in demand? Go where most people don't want to.

also good advice in answer to the question where can I go to be appreciated and treated well...


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#14 Katera

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:51 PM

Rural areas with harsh weather and commute issue make it a hot spot 

 

 

 

This is kinda true in my experience.  

 

Having grown up in California though, pretty much everywhere else is crappy weather :D


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:57 PM

Look into Alaska. If you are hearty, adventurous, and can handle remote outposts with extreme weather, those are far and away the best compensated PA jobs I have ever seen.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:20 AM

Huge swaths of Texas. Rural areas but often close enough to major areas. My last home was rural but only an hour from Dallas. You want to be in demand? Go where most people don't want to.

What's the pay for new grads?



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:58 PM

Pay varies according to where you are, the practice (FP/UC/Community Clinic), and how bad they need you. I have almost 30 years experience so I am a little unplugged from the new grad rates but I see jobs offered every day for "new grads welcome to apply".


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