I'm a recent university graduate who is taking a gap year to improve my resume for PA school. I worked as a physical therapy aide full time for 6 months and as a ophthalmic technician assistant full time for another 6 months. Currently, I have two job offers, one as a medical assistant (no certification) for a low income community family practice health center and another as an ophthalmic technician assistant with 50% scribing duties.
Between the two experiences, which would be more beneficial for my application? On one hand, being a medical assistant would be a new opportunity for me and can show some level of diversity in my resume. On the other hand, being a ophthalmic tech assistant shows focus and consistency and I've heard scribing is a good position to have.
If there are other experiences that you can recommend, what would they be? Perhaps jobs that require certification would be better?