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  1. Yup. WA, AK, ME, NH, VT, NM, AZ, MT, ND, SD, Nebraska, and Iowa are pretty PA friendly.Upstate NY is pretty good. States with a lot of docs tend to restrict PA practice. That is why places like CA are a tough market.
  2. easiest way to do it is through the ems dept at creighton university in nebraska. you can do their quickie emt cert then do their 2 week emt-p cert if you can convince them your current experience is relevant. this course is open to nurses, docs, and empas: https://ems.creighton.edu/programs/ems-certificates/paramedic-certification-health-care-providers
  3. I have noticed over the years that lots of places won't raise salaries until they know the competition is paying more. I once interviewed for a job, got a great offer, showed it to my current job, and what do you know, I got a raise to match what the other place was offering. If you want to keep the talent , you need to pay the going wage or all you will get is new grads...
  4. When I was in that situation a while ago I got my SP to go to bat for me with admin. He told them " If emedpa or any of the other senior PAs leave I will replace them with board certified physicians". Boom. $10/hr raise for every PA in the dept. There are a few ways to make the big bucks as a PA. Most of them involve working more, having extra jobs, etc. I currently have 3 clinical jobs and teach. I am interviewing for another clinical job next week.I only work 10 days/month so I need something to do...:)
  5. yes. as mentioned by Medimike above, students with prior exposure to medicine are way ahead when it comes time for clinicals. The impact on didactic coursework is less pronounced.
  6. ER tech for 5 years then paramedic for 5 years.
  7. I am a Drexel/Hahnemann grad. FWIW, I had a great experience there. Hard to go wrong with any of your options. Congrats.
  8. This looks like a great job! 85/hr with full bennies is awesome.
  9. This is why I work solo now. No one needs to sign off on my treatment plans or notes. It is worth the driving.
  10. 1. Entry level degree becomes doctorate, without adding any more coursework or expense. We are doing > 100 units of graduate work and should get a degree that reflects that. 2. Independence equivalent to NP in every state 3. Better title/name. anything without assistant in it. 4. PA boards of medicine in every state 5. international recognition of the profession
  11. working 4 24s this week. acuity and volume is all over the place. did nothing for the first 24, saw 17 in the first 12 hrs of the 2nd, including delivering a baby and a pt with cauda equina, and the last 2 have been fairly busy as well. usually don't do more than 2/week, but folks are on vacation and they offered me doc pay to cover the shifts. how could I say no?
  12. As many have said above, these are very different career paths. You need to investigate both and decide if you want to be a travelling salesman or a health care provider.
  13. not much. Nl po fluids.
  14. I'm getting there. House will be paid off in a few years, kid goes to college next year, but we have money set aside for that, wife's car is paid off, and mine will be in a few years. Got a great deal on a 2 year old mini cooper with AWD so I couldn't say no. Prior car was 8 years old. Quality of life and quality of time at work are more important to me than the big buck at this point. If I wanted to kill myself I could probably pull around 300k between multiple jobs and teaching, but I just don't want to work that hard...
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