Hello fellow PAs
I have been planning to move from east coast to California for a while now as I have always been in love with your state. I have sort of a generalized question with regards to our profession and employment.
A little bit about my goals:
I am considering almost any part of California as long as it's coastal. Some of the areas I am interested is Carlsbad, Encinitas, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Nigel, Irvine, Ventura County, and in Northern California Danville, San Ramon, Pleasanton.
I have been working in Orthopaedic Surgery for 2-3 years with good amount of trauma experience.
My question is after reading a few disappointing posts with regards to NP vs PA, preferences for NPs and difficulties of obtaining PA position in coastal California due to high demand, how difficult it is for Orthopaedic surgery PA in the above mentioned locations. If need to be I would also consider neurosurgery.
What are the salaries out there on coastal areas and how is the job marked for those specialties in above mentioned locations?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.