What to consider when choosing a specialty?

How do you know what to specialize in as a PA? You may know exactly what specialty you want to go into. Maybe you were a medical assistant at a dermatology practice and plan on going back. Maybe you have loved orthopedics since you were a kid and broke your first bone. If you know what you want to specialize in then go for it! For those of you that don’t know, these posts are for you. Each specialty has unique aspects to consider from a lifestyle and career perspective. These include PAY, CALL, HOURS, INDEPENDENCE, AND VARIABILITY. The next blog posts will look at each of these in depth. If you aren’t specifically passionate about a certain area of medicine, having a job that fits your lifestyle is what will save you and lead to longevity in the field. Stay tuned for more information and visit www.panextsteps.com for my eBook that has a whole chapter devoted to all this!

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