Roles of Physician Assistants

51250 They also take care of minor injuries like cleaning and dressing wounds as well as offering injections to patients. More often than not they administer tasks such as ordering for medical stock and equipment as well as acting as managers of junior staff like technicians (American Academy of Physician Assistants). It should be noted that PAs may prescribe and prescribe drugs to patients depending on the laws of that state. In this regard, therefore, I am aware that in order to become a good PA, dedication, and commitment is paramount since they work for longer hours than people in many other professions. They also take care of minor injuries like cleaning and dressing wounds as well as offering injections to patients. More often than not they administer tasks such as ordering for medical stock and equipment as well as acting as managers of junior staff like technicians (American Academy of Physician Assistants). It should be noted that PAs may prescribe and prescribe drugs to patients depending on the laws of that state. In this regard, therefore, I am aware that in order to become a good PA, dedication, and commitment is paramount since they work for longer hours than people in many other professions. Reasons why I want to be a Physician AssistantI believe the sky is the limit and if anything interests you, you should work for it through thick and thin. It’s a matter of mind and love to help others that drives me to this noble profession. I strongly believe that determination and dedication always precede a happy ending and it is for this particular reason that I am aiming at the top prize of graduating as a qualified PA.&nbsp.&nbsp. It is a well-paying profession and much as I am not doing for the money it is still an aspect that I need to appraise. The American Academy of Physician Assistants posits that the starting salary for fresh graduate physician assistants was $76,232 in 2008 while in full-time clinical practice it was $89,987 in the same year. Some experienced physician assistants earned in the $119,000 to $200,000 range (American Academy of Physician Assistants).&nbsp.Secondly, it is a highly marketable career not only now but in the future too. Adverse growth has been witnessed in the healthcare profession over the years owing to the fact that it is a booming business world over (Row). As reported by the US Department of Labor, this profession will grow by at least 27% by the year 2014.