Filed Under (General Talk) by Dave on 20-03-2008
Physician Assistant makes U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Careers of 2008!
According to the U.S. News & World Report’s list of best careers of 2008, the following jobs offer strong outlooks and high job satisfaction.
Best Careers 2008
Biomedical equipment technician
Higher education administrator
Locksmith/Security system technician
Usability/User experience specialist
This information is copyright and the complete list and more information can be found at http://www.usnews.com/features/business/best-careers/best-careers-2008.html
If you were having doubts about going into the physician assistant field this should help you make your decision. I have looked around and physician assistant has been making list likes this for a years now. In 2006 CNN and salary.com had physician assistant listed in the top 50 jobs in the United States. Even though it has only been two years or so since the top 50 rating, the field is growing at amazing rates and continues to move toward the top of all these type list.
If you click Physician Assitant in the list above, its in red text, you will be taken to the U.S. News & World Report’s offical review of the physician assistant field written by Marty Nemko on December 19, 2007.
Marty writes “Don’t confuse physician assistants with medical assistants, who aren’t qualified to do much more than take your blood pressure. Physician assistants do 80 percent of what doctors do: conduct exams, diagnose conditions, prescribe medications, even assist in surgery. While PAs are supervised by physicians, they have considerable autonomy. And while pay isn’t doctorlike, it’s far from sickly. Plus training is much shorter than it is for doctors, typically consisting of three years, post-bachelor’s. No surprise this is one of America’s fastest-growing professions.”
I think this is an amazing review of what a physician assistant is and what they do. So check out the link to read more of Marty’s article.