hockey833 Posted August 18, 2012 Share Posted August 18, 2012 I searched and found a poll in which a good amount of PA's majored in biology. My question is why? Did you do it because it because it makes you a more prospective applicant because its a "hard science" or because you knew you wanted to be a PA/MD from the very start and that's the route to go? I have been thinking of getting a degree in something separate as a fallback and just taking PA pre-req classes on the side. This way I can have a fallback if being a PA doesnt workout or you cant get into med school. I mean, why major in biology because I feel like there are no jobs for that degree. Am I wrong? I'm starting college next week and I was planning on doing nursing but I want to go above that level. Either NP, PA, or MD but I'm not sure yet. A thing that worries me is how hard MD classes are and not being able to get into med school or make it. I have 2 class spots available to fill and I need to pick a major so I can get started. But I'm not sure which route I want to take yet and I don't want to waste money/time in a 100 level "exploration" class. I'm having such a hard time finding a major to choose. Right now one of those class spots is human development because I was doing nursing. Should I keep it because it may help in PA/med school or applying to one? ------------ EDIT: Just looked at jobs for biology majors and saw most of them were research jobs that pay 50k-65k, which isn't what I want to be making halfway through my career. I don't know if those jobs require masters or PHD's on top of the bachelor either. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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