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Doubts on choosing PA in case you move somewhere with no PA profession?


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Hi everyone, 

Have you ever have doubts choosing the PA path, with the "what if I move to a country that doesn't recognize this profession"? In my case, I've been in the US for 13 years, married, with kids and my home country has never heard of PAs. I don't really have intentions of moving back, but there's always the what if? Not strong enough to change my mind, but kind of lurking there. Anyone with similar thoughts?

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Yes, I've often wanted to move to Germany. I studied abroad there and it felt more like home than anywhere I've ever lived. While the PA profession is present there, it is not prominent yet, so I feel I am stuck in the US for now. The UK has physician associates, but the pay is much lower than in the US. With loans in repayment, taking one-half to two-thirds of a salary cut is not optional.

Sigh.

Hopefully we will one day have more of an international presence.

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