erasec Posted September 8, 2013 Share Posted September 8, 2013 Hello, I have an unusual background and am now considering PA school. I hadn't even heard of it until the last few years, unfortunately. I am 49 and have a liberal arts BA and a Master's in Adult Education. I also have a teaching license in cosmetology which is what I have done for the last 8 years. I combined my love of education with that of cosmetology. Recently I became interested in medical esthetics, laser treatments, peels, etc. In looking into that I found that cosmetologists and estheticians are severely limited in their scope of practice. In looking at nursing school I discovered PA school. In fact at a recent trip to the dermatologist it was the PA who treated me. I started to investigate and the profession really intrigued me. Here is my dilema. I'm 49 I have to take the GRE (not too sure about that!) I have to take about 4-6 prerequisites (mainly science) I have to obtain the patient hours I'm not sure I can survive financially through all of this My UG was 2.7 and Grad 3.91 (which do they look at?) I was also considering an advanced degree in school psychology to which I can walk right in (no prerequisites) I am not sure whether or not to try to undertake this. I have recently been offered a scribe job which would help the patient hours but they are offering minimum wage (seriously?) I have been trying to get a job doing laser but none yet. Any input would be appreciated, thank you. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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