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  1. Well I called the HR and the lady said I need to be Incorporated and get a EIN because this UC only pays their ICs via the IC's corporation. I doubt the Doc is gonna make an exception for me. So legalzoom said they can do professional corp and EIN for $630 and then the annual california corp fee of $800/year. I do make more 135k/year so that's nice to know however I can't really think of anything I would be writing off. How can I write off a vacation as a tax write off for a part time UC job? Trump reducing the tax rate for ICs does sound inviting but Idk how much it impacts my situation since I'm only part time. I would love to pick up extra shifts because youre right, OT is 120/hr, but we're fully staffed at the moment. I'm working like 140 hours a month. I don't need the money that badly, but I have way too much free time that I'm wasting. Would it be better to take a $65/hr job as a W2 at this rate? Only real perk of this UC job seems to be the flexibility. The doc made it seem like I could work whenever I want as short notice as I want etc.
  2. Hi everybody, I currently work in EM and make flat rate of $80/hr in California. I am looking for a part time job and I just interviewed at one today for an urgent care. The UC wants to hire me as an independent contractor at a rate of $70/hr, however, they said I have to get incorporated and get an EIN which is all foreign to me. I've been doing research on all this and it seem's like it's going to cost anywhere from $500 - $1000 or even more. Seems like a costly endeavor for a part time job and I'm not sure if it's even worth it. Pros: - It's urgent care so there won't be much of a learning curve - So far it's the closest part time position I've been able to find (30 minute drive, my ED job is a 8 minute drive. I would work my ED job more if they allowed it but we're fully staffed at the moment) - Seems extremely flexible with scheduling which is a plus because my ED schedule is sporadic - I can write off things for tax purposes...? Cons: - seems like alot of work and costly for a part time position - I've read that independent contractors are taxed more - you can't write off as many things as you could in the past (from what my colleague said) - $70/hr seems low for a 1099 Other questions: Do I really need to get incorporated? Can't I just get the EIN from the IRS and start working? Overall, I'm getting a feeling of this isn't worth it. What do you guys think? paging @Boatswain2PA
  3. Hey man I know exactly how you feel. I think as a scribe you have a basic understanding of the role of a provider, however, I also think there's alot of science behind the diagnosis and treatment plan that you don't see. Even docs that love teaching their scribes, don't go into great depths about the science behind the medicine. In PA school you will be taught a decent about of the science especially in regards to pharm. You will be taught a very superficial understanding of medicine, pretty much the basic diagnoses and treatments for all the organ systems. It is only when you start working in your specialty where you really learn the medicine. I've obtained an immense amount of knowledge from PA school and passed all my exams + PANCE but I still know very little. I have a great deal to learn in the upcoming years and I look forward to it. Here's the thing, just because youre not a doctor, doesnt mean you can't keep learning. I've had preceptors that were extremely knowledgeable and excelled in their specialty as PAs. As for how I'm doing? I'm doing amazing. Recently graduated and got a job in a specialty that I wanted along with a salary that was way above what I expected. Looking back now, going to PA school was one of the best decisions of my life. I didnt like my pre-PA job as an radiology aide because it was so boring. I like the role and duties of a provider. Don't get me wrong though, I'm still not "in love" with medicine or super passionate about it though. If I won the lottery tomorrow then I probably wouldn't be a PA or maybe I would do something else PA related. At the end of the day, I got a job that I like (so far) with a very lucrative salary so I can't complain. If you gave me the choice to re do it, I would still choose PA over MD/DO. If i went to med school, I would be a MS3 right now and still got 1.5 years of school. Then residency. No thanks. I can finally join my non-med peers in the ranks of adulthood. Also, I'm very excited to finally have money. Feel free to PM me if you got more questions
  4. One of my former classmates had a full sleeve along with multiple other tattoos. Nobody cares. Just cover it.
  5. People are right that MD/DOs make more money salary wise in the long run but they aren't accounting for having capital at an earlier age. At age 25 with 100k+ salary, you can start making some decent investments such as real estate. I think if you were truly serious about making money then you would be better off gaining capital at an earlier age and investing said capital than going through 8-11 years of schooling + debt.
  6. Sounds very impractical. Unless you have some dream school in mind and you are willing to apply until you get accepted to said dream school, I wouldn't bother. Most non state funded PA programs are around 35-50k while state funded ones are probably half the cost. So you'll save a potential 17-25k x 2 = 34-50k total. If you put off PA school for one year to obtain residency, you'll lose 100k of potential salary.
  7. Great insight. I think the whole work life balance between PAs vs MDs is silly. Every profession (computer programmer, engineer, medical, finance, consultant, politics, whatever) has people who work 30hr/week and 80hrs/week. I've work with two doctors at my current rotation. Doc A works 33 hours a week MAX and he's taken 2 weeks of vacation within a 5 week period. Doc B works like 45 hours a week. Work life balance is a choice.
  8. jesuschrist people, the girl is 18. Just go to any college and pursue any major for now. Neither med or PA school cares about colleges or majors. Make sure you keep your GPA as high as possible. Get HCE/PCE because thats necessary for both PA and med school. And most importantly, just enjoy college. Enjoy your youth. As for whether you should go PA or med school, you got plenty of time to decide. You got until junior year at the minimum to figure out which profession you want to pursue. Things happen and people change over time. Who knows? Maybe by junior year you rather go to PT school or whatever. I was dead set on pharmacy school my first 2 years of college. Things changed. A lot of people here always say if you're young, go to med school etc etc. I'm 24 and just started my rotations for PA school and I just can't imagine going through more school. I'm pretty tired of school. Maybe in 20 years I'll wished I went to med school instead, but as of right now at this very moment, I do not lol.
  9. Try to get your GPA as high as possible. Don't let your GPA take a hit due to extracurricular activities. I think it's EMEDPA who always said that GPA averages and HCE accumulates. You have HCE but you really lack PCE. Some schools won't count your current HCE as PCE. Best way to not worry about HCE vs PCE is just to get direct PCE. PCE would be EMT, CNA, RN, RT, PT aide, imaging tech aide. Leadership is a bonus but I don't think it really matters for application purposes. I dont even recall a leadership section in CASPA. Keep doing leadership stuff if you want but don't let it affect your grades. Top 3 things that matter (IMO): GPA, PCE, GRE. Everything else is just extra really.
  10. Hi all, I'm pretty late to this thread but feel free to ask any questions you got. I'm a current PA student at MWU. For those who got waitlisted, a decent amount of people from my class were off the waitlist so dont lose hope! If I have to guess, I would say 20-30%
  11. How is it possible that PAs, being a medical provider/practitioner, does not get PTO. When I worked as a rad tech AIDE getting paid $11/hr, I still got PTO. The receptionist that works at the same ED probably gets PTO. How insulting.
  12. Hi all, I'm a second year PA student and I want to work in EM in either AZ or NV. I have some questions for those who are familiar with the EMPA job market in this region. If you could make a post here, I can PM you or if you could PM me directly that would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance!
  13. Hi all, I'm a second year PA student and I want to work in EM in either AZ or NV. I have some questions for those who are familiar with the EMPA job market in this region. If you could make a post here, I can PM you or if you could PM me directly that would be much appreciated!
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