I have experience getting one. Would not want that job. Like camoman said, lots of chart review. I had only 3 simple complaints that had already been worked up out the whazoo and it still took forever and more testing. I can’t imagine it with other veterans who have complaint lists as long as my arm, which I think is most of them.
Lol we literally have the same exact GRE scores!
Just make sure you meet the minimum cutoff for the programs you apply too and your good. My program required a 3.5 minimum AW and I got in with it so no big deal.
Lot's of time, chart review, examining. Most of the job is more chart review, I have done these on a PRN basis x 2 years now. There is not way you can do one of these in any setting without taking work home. This is NOT for UC, these exams take on average 1 hour, sometimes up to 3 hours to complete. Plus you will ALWAYS take work home and/or will be reviewing test that were ordered on behave of the veteran. Most of the time the test are already set up or in process so you will get ECHOs, sleep studies, PFTs, ABIs, etc back in a few days to 2 weeks after there office visit for you to input the work into the system. I was making ~$135/hr last year after taxes. That was the average at 40% tax rate, which we only hit the 28% rate so I know I made for that $135/hr. I was a 1099 and they paid me usually $195-$220 per exam. If you are getting a "bonus" then you are most likely getting screwed unless you are making over $100/hr off this (after taxes).