I am currently struggling to decide which field I want to pursue ( Master's in Health Administration vs Physician Assistant). I want to interact with patients but I also want to focus on managing hospitals and program implementation. Do you guys have any suggestions on what I can do that could expose my to both of my interests or if one has a higher job demand than the other? Any feedback is appreciated!
Just curious of what everyone's thoughts are about the Lynchburg College DMSc program? This seems like a pretty big advancement, a doctoral level degree being offered for PAs by a PA school but I haven't been able to find much discussion about it. Personally I think it's a pretty fair program that gives the opportunity to enhance clinical knowledge and learn some basics of hospital admin/leadership.
Those of you who have completed a doctorate program such as the ones offered by Nova Southeastern or ATSU... What are you doing now? Are you still practicing clinically? Have you gone into academia? Administration? Are you working for the government or an NGO?
How are your new paychecks? What do you enjoy about your new career that you wouldn't have otherwise been able to achieve?
Realizing that, as much as I love the OR, I won't be able to operate forever, I'm considering a couple of these programs in hopes of increasing my earnings potential and opening up a few different paths for the future. Your thoughts?
Long time browser and occasional poster on the forum. I just finished PA school and lined up a job to start after passing my boards. During some of my interviews many of the managers put on display their hospital affiliations with schools that offer MBA programs "free" if providers commit to working for an additional 24 months.
It got me thinking. What other degrees are advantageous to PAs after getting their masters? Obviously it depends on what you want to go into (owning your own practice Vs. Education Vs. Healthcare reform) but I'm just curious to hear from people who returned to school for an extra "piece of paper."
How has it changed your career? Was it worth it? Who would you recommend to anyone else?