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While respectable physician assistant education programs may be costly, demand for certified PAs is high, and the competitive compensation enables graduates to pay back loans in a reasonable period of time.
Maybe you're asking yourself, "Is a master's in health informatics worth it?" The answer is yes.
Health informatics is the future of medicine and medical research. As the rate of data generation in health care has increased, so has the need for qualified domain experts capable of working with Big Data in this complex sector.
Informaticists are already some of the highest earners in non-clinical health care jobs. However, informatics specialists with the following skills can earn even more.
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.
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.
Patient care and medical research generate massive quantities of data, so the job outlook for professionals in informatics, health data analytics and health IT is strong. Here's how to switch careers to work in these fields.