mcmctalk Posted August 1, 2013 Share Posted August 1, 2013 I've searched and read through many discussion about BSN as stepping stone to PA. Unfortunately I'm still rather split on which major to pursue for my undergrad. Quick info about me. I'm in my early 30s. I worked in the tech startup world for the last 8 years. Finally decided after many false starts to pursue PA full time. I unfortunately never got my college degree. I got certified as EMT-B thinking I can start building up HCE while working on pre-req and BS in Biology or Chem. Unfortunately in my area there is only one EMT company and there's a hire freeze. The market is also flooded with out of work experienced EMTs. I volunteer when I can but even volunteer as EMT has significant competitions, which makes fulfilling the 2000 hour HCE in my area impossible. I've just about finished transfer requirement and have to decide what major to pursue. I originally thought BSN would be a good avenue to gain some HCE, plus the hands on patient care is intriguing to me. In my shadowing with nurses, they often speak of the overly flooded nursing market. When I mentioned this concern to my advisor, he recommended me to look into Medical Technologist since the entrance is less competitive and job availability will likely be better. So my question is. Is Med Tech a good HCE? My local PA school considers it a HCE but doesn't say if it is placed higher or lower than EMT or nursing of other direct patient experience. Or is my time better invested in a BSN. The admissions is crazy here but I'm willing to fight it out if it opens up door to PA school later. I guess my fear is going to med tech route though easier now may pidgin hole me where I have to go get a rn or other specialty degree just to gain experience. Especially if PA school don't really look at MT as legitimate healthcare experience. I also want to thank PAMAC for his inout on this topic in the past. It's really helped me reading through the responses. Thanks Mc Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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