Physician Assistant

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Should I Become a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner?

The question 'Should I be a physician assistant or nurse practitioner?' is a challenging one to answer. The only way to determine which career will be the best fit is to research both.

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How Long Does It Take to Become a Physician Assistant?

Determining how long it will take you to become a PA involves more than looking at the length of physician assistant master's programs. Step one is learning about the PA program prerequisites and course structure, as well as how to get licensed.

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What Will You Learn in a PA Master's Program?

The path to becoming a PA is relatively straightforward but also intense. Before you embark on this academic journey, be sure you understand what you'll learn in a traditional or hybrid PA program.

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Where Do PAs Work?

Unlike many patient care providers, PAs work in all settings and specialties and can transition easily from one medical specialty to another. Here's why.

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How to Become a Physician Assistant

Becoming a PA, or physician assistant, involves more than just earning a master's degree. Here are five steps every aspiring PA must complete.

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What Is the Job Outlook for PAs?

The physician assistant career path is long and lucrative for those who become credentialed after completing the appropriate program, such as the University of Pittsburgh’s PAS Hybrid Program.