I am interested in working in the field of Women's Health/OB/GYN. Alot of jobs I've seen hire either one for the job. I will be applying to soon to programs but I'm not sure what route to take. I have my bachelors in a different field. It'd be around $60,000 for the PA program and $100,000 for the accelerated BSN and NP around where I am. That's a big difference.
However, for this field, is it better to be a NP or a PA and why?
If its an NP, Id preferably like the WHNP route as I have no interest in FNP but have been reading lately that the FNP would be marketable if I couldn't find a job right away in women's health.
My other question is from NPs out there or pple who know them, like the additional independence of being a NP? PAs are supervised by physicians and although I love independence, perhaps having someone to 'turn to' and not being as responsible would be also valuable things. I'm really confused on this one.