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About NJPL1213

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  1. Have a couple of friends that work for VEP and they love it. According to them, the list posted above is really just a formality and a way to save themselves during lawsuits. They said that they have good autonomy from what they're telling me. Just saying what they said though don't know if its actually true.
  2. Yea definitely talk to one of the other PAs. If they say no than they are definitely hiding something. Otherwise, sounds like a pretty good gig to me!
  3. ^^what?! his PA collected 350k? so that means the doc made over 1 mil in a year? Must be a big time psychiatrist in the area or there must not be many psychiatrists in the area... If that's really the case than i should have considered going into psych lol.
  4. agree with EMEDPA.. I practice in NY and many of my colleagues are making 120-130k right out of school. Cap at 141k is extremely low. Many of the older, more experienced guys i work with are making at least 175k.
  5. I had to wait 5 months before I got my license. Multiple problems with accreditation and my school authorization. Worked as a waiter in a restaurant, took advantage of being able to go out each night, and reviewed a few hours each day. Was a pretty good time for me not gonna lie.
  6. I mean that's if you actually live in LA. He's a new grad living 30-45 minutes from LA, so 135 k is pretty good. Lives in a 2 bedroom apartment for 1950/month. He's actually living the dream right now pumping out loan payments and buying an M4 all in his first year.
  7. Just met a friend of mine from California. His new grad offer in CT surgery was 135k in the LA area. 4/5/4/5 schedule, 10 hour days, no required call, optional call only for extra pay. full benefits, health insurance, 3000 cme, 3 weeks pto. Before he'll start making the 135k he needs 3 months training at 50/hr. 135k guaranteed for first 3 years, bumped to 150 k, and if he stays with the team he'll be making 175k after 10 years.
  8. So...Im guessing that the contract is still in the works? Honestly, from what you have said, its seems as though something fishy is going on and I wouldn't want to work for owners who "don't want to get lawyers involved." If you decide to accept the contract if they drop the clause, thats up to you. But don't get desperate and take the job as a last resort.
  9. i think 60 should be attainable, especially in the san fran area where COL is ridiculously high. A few of my colleagues work in NYC getting around 70/hr but has 7 years experience under their belt. CT surgery is a money maker for sure
  10. For comparison, I started in CT surgery as a new grad 3 years ago, salary was 100k but I was required to do 3 12s per week plus one weekend call per month. 3 weeks PTO, 2500 + 1 week for CME, good retirement and health insurance plan. The thing is, I was in Maryland where the COL is still high, but not as high as the SF area. With your contract, salary is good but 50+ hours with exempt status scares me a little. When you calculate your hourly, 40/hr is not acceptable CT surgery wages. You should be getting at least 60+/hr in my opinion.
  11. Thats why i feel like getting an MBA is favorable over getting an MHA, at least for me. Can help me get a health care administration position, but also keep my options open for other positions not in health care. Not saying I want to leave the health care field, but id like to keep options open just in case.
  12. Honestly this is like the 3rd article of this kind that I have seen and read over the past 6 months. All these big financial companies ranking this career so high and speaking so highly of us. Not that I don't agree or appreciate what they say, but lets wait until the "barriers" actually do come down.
  13. Hey guys, I know that this was probably discussed in the past, but I just wanted to get some new insight. Has anyone here gotten their MBA after becoming a PA-C? and if so, what are you working in now? Both administration and clinically as a PA? Hospital administration? or did you change it up and work in administration in a totally different field? Additionally was it difficult to balance working as a PA-C and getting the MBA? I know many of my colleagues and classmates that I graduated with in PA school who have or are currently working towards their MBA. Some of them are doing it online, while others are doing it part time while working. A lot of them work full-time as a PA and take on a few administrative hours for extra income, working as a senior PA, recruiting/hiring manager, APP supervisor, and even positions on the hospital board of trustees. A couple of them ventured out and have pretty prestigious positions in big pharma administration. The more PAs I meet, the more I notice that many PAs have their MBA as well. Honestly I'm pretty interested in clinical work and combining it with administrative work, so I am considering entering an online or part-time program in the near future. Any thoughts?
  14. wow I didn't know Maryland has offers as good as yours, haha. I know certain areas in the northeast pay well, but didn't know Maryland was one of them. Was this a large teaching hospital or a smaller community? Near baltimore at all?
  15. Yea only downside is the lack of health insurance. Otherwise pretty solid offer. Don't know if you have a significant other who can cover your health insurance, then you wouldn't have to worry about that. Also how early is "mornings"? Wouldn't want to be there at 4am if the patient load is consistently heavy.