Currently a medical assistant and considering the PA route. Living in Canada where the PA profession is relatively new (not as many specialities for PAs as the US, and salary is lower). I’m nervous about future burn out and unfavourable working hours - any advice?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I have been a PA for 5 years. Lots of pros and cons. Are their PA schools in Canada? School is insanely expensive. It’s difficult to get out of debt with the higher paying US job, so I would be cautious of taking on that much debt and then taking a lower paid position. PA school is going to cost you at least $100k in tuition alone. You cannot work while in PA school, (most schools make this a rule) so expect to incur at least another 50k in living expenses. $150k would be a low estimate for debt. And this is just for PA school, not including undergrad cost. You must have a bachelors before entering Pa school, so I would suggest obtaining a bachelors that would offer you a stable job in case you change your mind, such as nursing!

like

Related Posts

What should be the salary in PUNE Deloitte SAP PM Consultant? Total exp 20+yrs , SAP exp 7+yrs. And industry exp 13 yrs.

like

Hi All! I recently started my own Private Equity firm. Searching for any big do’s, dont’s, or hard lessons you learned along the way. Do any veteran entrepreneurs/PE partners or staff members have advice they would like to pass down? I know early on in my consulting career there are many things I wish I could go back and tell myself.

As always, thank you all! 🐟

likeupliftinghelpful
like

What is the current compensation band for Salesforce Developers/Architect with 10 YOE?

like

How much programming language is important for a QA Engineer..

Need your inputs, I have experience in Java Automation for past 2 years.. now am to join a company, which is using Ruby for Automation. Not a big deal in learning about ruby. Only worried about that if I continue here, in process of learning ruby I might have to unlearn java. If I need to come out then openings on Automation with ruby in the market is pretty much less I think..

Fellow QA's What are your thoughts on above.

like

Is IB worth the sacrifice of WLB? Obvious pay is really good but are the prestige and pay worth it if you’re planning on only doing it for a couple years?

Currently working at an IRA with great WLB. Honestly I love my job, the firm, and people I work with.

Also doing MBA part time at a T15 school. Thinking about switching to IB but I’ve done my research and I think I would burn out of IB in two years but I might be ok with that for the opportunities after.

like

What are some good feeder companies to HBS asides MBB, Goldman Sachs, Big 4 and FAANG?

like

I have resigned last week from TCS.Today manager pinged on teams & asked all details like Skillset, Exp, exp in current account, project and reasons for resignation & hike %,if applicable. I replied reasons as location change, learning growth and hike. Then he asked. if I will stay in tcs if given preferred location and account change. I said yes ,if its along with good hike. Now he is asking which company I got the offer from& current salary and offered salary.Can i tell these things to him, pls help.

like

Larsen & Toubro Infotech 1.Can we top medical insurance in lti for parents and what are the additional charges for the same?
2.Does LTi provide laptops to all lateral hires at specialist position?

Also,any Larsen & Toubro Infotech resource throw some light when mumbai or any other office resuming and the hybrid model approach!

like

Commercial Lines agents who function as account managers & new business sales - what are you seeing for salary? Commissions?

15 yrs exp & 12 with the same independent agency / 8 yrs in PL and moved to CL 4 yrs ago. Still writing and servicing both PL&CL.

like

Anyone in the Tampa Bay Area and work in Health Admin? about to graduate with my Bachelors next month and am wondering what my next steps could be, or where I could start working?

like

Anyone have experience with retention bonuses? Wondering if the terms are negotiable. I work for a large academic medical center, for context.

like

How to transition from management consulting to commodity/futures trading (I.e. risk management)? Books to read, general advice, anything is appreciated!

like

Hi, Fishes.
I am new to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). I have PhD in Life Sciences. How much salary can I expect after completing my one year internship?

like

Is 70k to 75k for a Project Manager position (job description asks for 2-3+ YOE) a fair salary in NYC? Should I ask higher?
I have 2 YOE for reference.

likehelpful

My offer letter from HCL has two variable pay components-
1) Performance bonus
2) Engagement PB(paid monthly).
Do I expect the second one to be paid monthly and the first one once a year?
Also they have flex basket and food wallet, are these also paid monthly?

Post Photo
like

Refering to the history of compensation release dates

Post Photo
like

Hi Fishes,

Who offer better salary at AVP grade?

Deutsche Bank or Credit Suisse?

like

I need help trying to negotiate my salary for a Penn medicine ambulatory nurse II rehab position.
I will be moving to Philadelphia in a couple weeks and have three different offers on the table. One job that I am fond of is with Penn medicine working in the rehab facility. I will be doing mostly triage, helping doctors with in office procedures and administrative work. Before I went on the interview,the recruiter told me they are only able to give this one salary based on my years…

like

What is expected salary for a senior 1 in EY in SALT M&A (Transactions) in MCOL?

like

More Posts

Does anyone have any general tips for landing an investment role at a PE fund in off cycle this year?

like

need advice.

I have been working in an interim role as a portfolio manager. I was promised that the role would be mine. However, after doing the job for 2 months, I have been advised that we might not get the funding for the role and I might not get the raise and the title but my responsibilities will be the same.

Its a political minefield.

How should I back out elegantly that I need to be compensated fairly and competitively from this mess without burning any bridges

Working in reporting of private equity funds. Hands on experience in Tableau and MySQL. Good knowledge of Analytics part and writing down commentary for return on investment fir private equity funds.
Serving notice period.
LWD: 13th April
Please help me if you have any opportunities
Location: Delhi/NCR

like

I've been overthinking a LOT lately, stressing about the future - especially in light of all the uncertainty so finding it hard to remain "present" .... Are there any books you recommended to help with this?

like

Bumble an acceptable use of my utilization hours?

like

Sent my passport for renewal. Does it really take 6-8 weeks at the embassy alone? Anyone have experience with this?

Post Photo

"SIGN ON BONUS will be paid in 2 equal instalments. 1st instalment will be paid at the time of joining *** in the first payroll cycle with a clawback of 1 year period. Second instalment will be paid 6 months after the date of joining with a clawback of 1 year period applicable from the date of completion of 6 months"

Does this mean i have to work mandatorily for 1.5 years or 1 year?

like

Any 🐟 now or previously at Adobe willing to connect? Thanks in advance!

like

Any idea what’s the salary like for a L61 TPM at Microsoft in UAE? Looking to move from Redmond to Dubai and was wondering how my salary would change.

Has anyone ever interviewed with EYP off cycle? Did you talk to a partner in the first round? Is this normal?

like

Can copywriters be marketing managers or do they only look for account people for that title?

like

Does it make sense to move from bulge bracket banking in NYC to the same in Chicago but a cooler group & better firm? Or is not being NYC a dealbreaker?

likesmart

Hi , I recently started preparing for " data analyst" course. I have masters degree in computer science and 2 years experience as business analyst. Currently I'm on a career break of almost 7 years and trying to get back into IT as a data analyst now.
I started doing a course on coursera " Google data analytics certificate " . I'm not sure how to get back into job market. Please suggest any courses or road map to entry level data analyst jobs?

like

I just closed an exercise ring I never knew was open.

like

Does Deloitte pay out an annual bonus at an SCon level? If I join Deloitte in May/ June, will I be appraised and given an increment/ bonus?

likefunny

Need help. Have an interview. What is a private equity analyst’s salary at BMO, Toronto?

like

anyone ever turned down an offer then reach out later to see if they’ll still hire you? did it work?

like

Based on posts the last couple of days, wondering if we should ask that ACN bro/sis to post Merry Christmas Fam instead of Jummah Mubarak

funnylike

So you are interested in collaborating? I have been teaching Avid since 2006-ish. Any suggestions on how to transition to distance learning on Microsoft Teams? How does that look in Avid?

like

Additional Posts in Physician Assistants

Anyone have experience with retention bonuses? Wondering if the terms are negotiable. I work for a large academic medical center, for context.

like

Anyone know of any non clinical PA positions or options?

like

Anyone planning on attending the virtual HOD meeting Friday about the name change?

like

Anyone do a lot of minimally invasive surgery and use blue light glasses? I’m wondering if they’ll help with the eye strain from staring at a screen doing laparoscopies all day.

Hi! I’m from the Baltimore/DC area. Does anyone know of any Physician Assistant positions that they would recommend? Currently working in Urgent Care but my contract expires in November.

like

Any PA’s in the Union County, NJ area looking for a new job? I work with 3 Neurosurgeons and we are looking to hire an additional PA. Currently have 2 staffed.

like

I'm considering training to be a PA. I'm coming from a slightly different vertical in the medical industry. I know salary is variable depending on location and lots of other details, but what could you expect starting out in a MCOL city?

like

Has anyone regretted their decision to become a PA instead of a Physician because we end up doing mostly the same work but for less pay? I'm considering the extra education

like

Ortho PA in CT with 1 yr of experience. My time is split between OR and office. Coming up on contract negotiations and wondering what people in the specialty make ( even better if you have similar experience).

like

Does anybody work for Banner Health in Phoenix area? Would you consider the system to be PA friendly any other insider insights welcome!

like

Have any of you worked in FM and then started practicing HIV medicine? I am working toward an AAHIVS credential, but am wondering if I need to leave my current practice vs try to incorporate treatment where I am. No one else treats HIV in my clinic currently, and PAs in my clinic are not currently paneled but I have a lot of autonomy in my team despite technically seeing patients with an MD listed as PCP

like

Could use some insight on what the average salary is for a PA in philadelphia? Could you list salary and specialty please? Im in gastroenterology and IBD.

like

What is the standard billing for a surgery PA? I read somewhere it’s 20 percent of what the MD bills for but I’m not sure how accurate that is?

like

Surgical PA with 2 years of experience (1Yr general surgery, 1yr ortho)

Got a recent offer for a surgical orthopedic trauma PA. Looking for advice on determining goal salary and negotiating. Hoping to accept an offer by the end of this week .

Would love any feedback, I’m in NYS and the position is at a level 2 trauma center in college city type area.

Physician assistants in Chicago area/surrounding suburbs. What specialty are you in and what is your salary ($/hr)?

like

Anyone leave clinical medicine for consulting or tech? What kind of role did you take? What kind of company do you work for? Pros/cons of the switch? How does salary compare? Work-life balance, job satisfaction? Any input appreciated. I’m burnt out and underpaid for the work I do. I’d love to get into Epic strategy or implementation.

like

Where do you live/work & would you recommend it to a 20-something new pa!?Salary, benefits, lifestyle, etc.

like

I’m discussing a part-time orthopedic position that would include clinic and surgery in WA state, about 1 hour from seattle. 5 years experience. Anyone have experience with this? I’m looking for hourly rate expectations. I will be covered under their malpractice insurance, but no other benefits.

like

Hello all,

I'm a PA in the PNW working for a private group staffing ED's in several hospitals. Recently the group has asked the PA's to take on a couple new roles (triaging and rapid track from triage i.e. straightforward ESI 4, 5). With these changes the PA's are considering asking for increased pay in the form of an addition of a COLA (cost of living adjustment) to our normal salary. Was wondering if any other PA's in the ED have these in their contracts and at what rate.

-Thanks

like