Why you are interested in being a physician assistant?

Many PAs go on to work with medical relief charities or volunteer in underserved countries. You likely got into this field because you have a passion for working with others. As a PA, you will have the opportunity to truly make a difference in their quality of life.

Can a PA C write prescriptions?

PAs can prescribe medication. PAs are “done with school” and will never “be a doctor”. PAs practice and prescribe medications in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A PA is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional.

What is the average PA?

The median annual wage for physician assistants was $112,260 in May 2019. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $72,720, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $157,120.

Is it harder to get into med school or PA school?

Is it harder to get into PA school or med school? Acceptance rates for med school are higher than for PA school. Only 33% of applicants were accepted to PA schools in 2016-17, whereas 41% of applicants were accepted to MD schools in 2018-19 and 35% of applicants were accepted to DO medical schools in 2016-17.