Hi! I am currently in my fourth week of PA school and having some serious doubts as to what I am getting myself into.
I am worried for several of the following reasons: that with the impact of covid 19 will take years to recover jobs (even healthcare), the amount of new PAs and NPs being pumped out of schools will cause more competition, and this study I read from the Bureau of Health Workforce...basically stating that the market will be saturated for PA's by 2025...
Im worried, it'll be very hard to find work in southern Ca after school and I see some new PAs taking like, 8 months to a year to find a job.. I worry this will only get worse in the next few years when I graduate in 2022!! I am not able to relocate out of state, nor can leave the metropolitan area around LA.
I have a career to fall back on, if I decide to walk away from PA school making 60-70k.
I know no one can 100% say what will happen in the future.. but I am concerned to the point of walking away all-together. Any input or advice would be appreciated.
I'm trying to develop a bit more privacy than is the default on the PA Board website. In CA, is there a way to put your work address as the one on file, or would you have to get a PO box should you desire to not have your home address listed on a license search?
In my myriad Google searches, I seem to have found the answer, but I want to confirm this before I play the waiting game. I have applied for state licensure in CA, but I am still waiting on approval. Can I apply for my DEA before the license comes through? The answer seems to be no, that I must be fully licensed before I even begin my application for a DEA.
Anyone have any light to shed on this? Any way for me to speed up the waiting game?
I am looking for advice on salary for a Pa-C position in charge on a 16 bed Detox wing. I would be responsible for supervising a nurse and a CNA. Also, I would have to work some weekend, nights and some holidays.
1. What would be a good salary range for this dual medical / management role?
2. The job only provides 16 days of ( lumping it all together) PTO, sick and national holiday and CME days off. Should I ask for a higher compensation for this limited vacation package?