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How do I become a physicians assistant? What do they do, and is it a better job than RN?

What exactly do physician assistants do, how many years do I need to complete to be able to work, is the job in demand? Same questions for registered nurse job, and which one is better? And easier???

Asked By: - 12/16/2009
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Actually Daun not only did not answer the question but is not quite correct either. However, you can not compare nurses to PAs (the correct spelling is physician assistant). One is a nurse and one is a mid-level practitioner which functions in the medical role making a diagnosis, a medical treatment plan, interpreting... More
Answered By: Diane A - 12/17/2009
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An RN with a Masters Degree is a Nurse Practitioner and makes more money than a PA usually. PA works under the supervision of a Dr. NPA can establish own practice and/or see patients independently.
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Answered By: Daun - 12/16/2009
 
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