Do you ever walk into a patient's room and just know they are sick. Not sick as in "yeah, this patient needed to call the ambulance but I can deal with this medical issue", but sick as in "oh #$%&@&!, this guy's about to code, get the crash cart STAT". Working in the emergency department, I have developed somewhat of a Spidey sense. Without looking at a monitor, taking a single vital sign, or even speaking a word to the patient, there are times I can tell someone just doesn't look right.
With average salaries over the $90,000 mark across the country, physician assistants are overall paid well. But, some states rise above the rest when it comes to PA compensation. Salary should be a major consideration in your physician assistant job search and knowing where PA's are paid best can help you determine where to practice.
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