Psysician Assistant

  1. can someone please tell me what do physician assistant do, and also compare it to RN's position. I'm asking because today my school advisor suggested that I go into that field. wHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?:uhoh21:
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  3. by   manna
    It really depends on what you want to do - what kind of healthcare you want to practice.

    There are plenty of great websites outlining the PA career - do a google search. has a PA forum, and I know there is an entirely separate website, complete with forums, dedicated to PA's... but I don't know the address.

    I've heard of PA's referred to as "physician extenders." Similar to an NP, but not quite the same....

    I think most of the PA schools now are Masters level programs. Are you sure your advisor was referring to this type of PA and not something else?

    Good luck deciding!