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    Pay Disparity

    So, I know a person who just took a position with a large, well known, teaching hospital in NYC. The person just graduated from a BSN program and their pay is ~$99K for their first year working as a RN, with loan repayment starting in their second year. I was absolutely stunned. Is this typical to see a new RN with their bachelor's get paid more than a new grad PA? This is just a question of curiosity, since I understand a new grad PA is typically paid less or equivocal to this RN's starting salary (in this market anyway). It made me question what a new NP would be making at that hospital and what a huge pay disparity that would be against a new PA (based on the salary information I've gathered for PA's in NYC).
  2. So I tried to post this in another forum, but it was suggested by another member to re-route this to the pre-PA discussion. Hopefully there are practicing PA's participating in this forum.... Hi, I am curious to hear from those that have worked in hospital administration or functioned in a similar capacity and are now employed as a physician assistant (seemingly the reverse route?). I worked in veterinary medicine for 6 years and decided to leave for a pre-MD/PA route. That road got disrupted for personal reasons, and I went on for a Master's, got a CPA, and worked in health industries for the Big 4 in assurance (big pharma/life sciences). I then went to private industry and worked on healthcare related audits. I now have the opportunity to either apply for PA school in 2020/2021 or take on a healthcare administration type role. I would love to hear some feedback of those that have participated in both. Experiences, responsibilities, hours, stress level, flexibility, earning potential, anything you would like to share...particularly those that have been in a managerial or executive role for a healthcare institution and traded that for a clinical role. It's a hard thing to leave a job that is paying north of 6 figures to go back and re-invent yourself all over again, but ultimately I am 34 and still have a long road of a career ahead of me (even though I feel SO old).... (Note: I only have 4 classes left (3.8 sGPA) and I also have PCE hours (EMT-B, CNA, etc) and shadowing and volunteer experiences as well as LORs - so I wouldn't be starting from total scratch)
  3. I am trying to collect the data to perform an analysis that relates to acceptance statistics. Does anyone know if there is a thread where participants on this forum are posting the following data? If so, can you please share the link? If not, if anyone is interested in sharing their data, please do! Admission Cycle Number (please complete this individually for each cycle): Name of Schools Applied (included "Interviewed" "Not Interviewed" / "Accepted" or "Rejected"): Overall GPA: Science GPA: GRE: Volunteer Hours PCE: Volunteer Hours HCE: Paid Hours PCE: Paid Hours HCE: Total PCE/HCE Hours: Additional Notes (i.e. the type of roles that satisfied your HCE/PCE hours above, any special connections or situations that aided in your admissions, etc.): Thanks!
  4. You're better off getting a CPA unless you go to a top tier MBA program. I worked in health care admin for 6 years (vet med) then went for a masters in accounting and obtained my CPA. I worked for one of the big 4 firms. You can work in their health industries market team as a consultant or in assurance. I worked in assurance and audited global pharmaceutical companies (Merck, J&J, etc.) You can also hop into their non-profit sectors and audit hospitals. This role is a given transition into a more senior position in pharma or hospital admin. This is because you have to learn and understand their entire operations. Moving to industry (from a public firm) will give you more exposure to operational audits with a little less focus on the financial audits that you would be engaged on as an external auditor. This exposure, and having the big 4 stamp on your resume, is what will set you up for comparable pay and as you'll be qualified for a management (or other more executive or senior role) at a healthcare institution. With your clinical background you will be highly desired for certain roles (notably in pharma or in clinical management). 3-4 years out from getting my CPA, with my clinical background (scribe, vet tech, EMT, CNA), experience running and developing a start up clinic (veterinary medicine), financial experience (external audit), compliance and risk experience (auditor), and solid understanding of their operations and business as a whole (external and internal auditor), I receive offers for hospital admin roles that are paying 112 - 120k. However, I have opted to leave the cube days behind me and I am working towards becoming a PA. Without having an administrative background or experience in leadership (employee relations, staffing, supervisory roles), financial experience (can you manage a budget, close books, perform financial analysis?), and having a experience in operational management or even project management, just getting a degree wouldn't make you marketable enough for a well paying admin role. Expect a significant paycut switching to admin.
  5. Hi, I am curious to hear from those that have worked in hospital administration or functioned in a similar capacity and are now employed as a physician assistant (seemingly the reverse route?). I worked in veterinary medicine for 6 years and decided to leave for a pre-MD/PA route. That road got disrupted for personal reasons, and I went on for a Master's, got a CPA, and worked in health industries for the Big 4 in assurance (big pharma/life sciences). I then went to private industry and worked on healthcare related audits. I now have the opportunity to either apply for PA school in 2020 or take on a healthcare administration type role. I would love to hear some feedback of those that have participated in both. Experiences, repsonsibilities, hours, stress level, flexibility, earning potential, anything you would like to share...particularly those that have been in a managerial role for a healthcare institution and traded that for a clinical role.
  6. Do I dare ask how you discovered this information? I only inquire because it was a top choice school of mine I was considering applying to in two years. Thank you!
  7. I noticed in a previous thread a mention to, and am personally aware through self-research that, a 4 year institution is highly preferred if not required by PA programs for prerequisite coursework. When I was planning out my 2012 fall schedule I had a different career track and did not discover the PA profession until shortly after the onset of the fall semester. I have enrolled in chemistry at a private 4 year institution and biology at community college. My question is, knowing a 4 year institution is preferred, would it be advisable to take my biology II at a 4 year or would it not be recommended to switch institutions between? Would a student be more competitive by switching? Also, are distance learning courses for psychology and medical terminology generally acceptable or would a candidate be more competitive taking a traditional course (not online)? Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to answer all our questions!
  8. Where you able to find someone. I too am seeking n opportunity in northern NJ.
  9. I am volunteering for FIMRC costa rica this January. I know a lot of nursing students and chapters at many universities and have only heard wonderful things. I would be interested in another mission in the summer....let me know what find out!
  10. I have a bachelors degree with no sciences taken during it. As a post bacc student: Community college is more affordable, has greater flexibility in class times, and provides more available seats in courses that a state or four year university would fill to degree granting/ full time students first. For these reasons, I either forced to take some courses at community or I have the option, am more apt to take a majority of courses at community. So far this semester I have chosen to split it and demonstrate my ability to excel at either institution. I am taking bio at community and chem at a very reputable four year (maintaining 4.0). If I complete my prerequisites with a majority taken at community and about 3 classes at a four year in addition to 1-2 upper levels at a four year, do you feel that wold be suitable for admissions or would I be a more competitive applicant taking completing all prerequisites at a four year? You insight is appreciated!
  11. I am interested in applying to Cornell's program in two years upon completion of my prerequisite courses. If anyone is willing to share I would be interesting in knowing the stats of those who applied, were invited to interview, and were denied/accepted! And congratulations to your acceptances! Best of luck.
  12. I forgot to mention, couldn't agree with you more with regards to providing treatment to patients with impaired communication. In veterinary medicine we certainly learn to utilize other tools and senses to assess and understand a patient that I imagine will translate well to such a patient population in human health care.
  13. Not sure if you can delete on these boards, but I don't mind! I appreciate all the information, that has been extremely helpful. I can only imagine how beneficial being in the OR will be to your future as a PA. I'm not sure if you are away but there are two programs that area surgical based for PA: Weill Cornell and University of Alabama. Sounds like we share some similar interests and background. I would like to extend my gratitude again!
  14. I was considering going through a surgical technician program while completing prerequisites for PA school so to have a solid job that will increase my HCE if I don't get into a program on my first application cycle. How was the surgical technician schooling? If I achieved admissions to a PA program I feel as though the surgical tech schooling would be a counter productive so I'm on the fence, however, I love surgery (I assisted in emergency surgery for years practicing in equine medicine). What were your roles as a surgical tech? I know little of their responsibilities. I believe it would very favorable HCE hours for admissions to a program and I wish you the best of luck!
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