Christine10 Posted December 13, 2013 Share Posted December 13, 2013 I am looking for your wisdom and guidance as I start thinking about the PA profession. I am currently a Senior Administrative Assistant for a department that handles mental/ spiritual distress in patients (at a very prestigous cancer center). I have been doing this job for the past 9 years. Prior to this, I worked as a medical receptionist for while completing my Bachelor's degree In Psychology. So, all in all, I have been in the medical field for about 13 years (with little direct patient contact). About 2 years ago, I met a wonderful PA who specialized in kids with Autism (as the mother of his patient), and I was so impressed by skills and knowledge that I started learning more about this profession. I am sorry if this all sounds "naive", but I am looking for guidance as of what steps I should take next. I am ready to start taking pre-requisite courses as a part time student next year. I graduated college in 2004. I am also the mother of 2 young children. Would any of my years working in these 2 jobs in the medical field count towards anything? I have come in touch with hundreds of patients and family members, listened to their stories just by sitting at my desk and coordinating, but I am not sure any of it counts as anything. I pretty much have my heart set on this and I believe I will make an wonderful PA one day. I am smart, caring, extremely compassionate and very detail oriented and have always had an interest in medicine. Please advise. Thank you in advance Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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