Ever since I was little, I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. I was the kid who wrote in their elementary school yearbook that her dream job was to become a neonatologist. For my ninth birthday I received a pink stethoscope. My mother, who was a pediatric ICU nurse, taught me how to use it, and everyday I would listen to my dog’s chest to make sure his heart was “working right”. This was the start of my interest in healthcare.
Given the question of who I aspire to be professionally in ten years, I start to think about my possible career options. Right now I am learning about computer networking, but I am leaning more towards the security side of the computer world with this I realize that I can have a career in both networking and security. Three years ago I was thinking about my future and realized that I needed to change my major from the Medical Administrative Assistant program I had started in because I quickly realized that this career was not going to be for me and allow me to live up to my potential so, I decided to switch my major to networking to get an education about computers, which I enjoy a lot and feel more comfortable with as well as eager to be
1. I have always wanted to help people and work in the healthcare field. Although, I never wanted to be a doctor, and I never wanted to be a nurse so I choose to look into becoming a physician assistant. Physician assistant interest me because they have a more exciting field of work than nurses, but they do not have all of the stress that doctors do. There are many interesting things that come with being a physician assistant and after reading this paper you will understand why this is what I want to do.
My chosen degree program is Associates of Applied Science in Medical Assisting at Kaplan University. I am currently a online student. I have been doing some research of my program and I have came up with a lot of very interesting facts. First the median salary for a Medical Assistant is $28,860 per year that is about $13.87 a hour, that was in May 2010. There could be opportunities it maybe higher, For example, the experience you may have, or the facility you are working in, and even the level of the education that you have (/www. .bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm).
Choosing a career path starts in high school. The choices you make, the classes you take, and the activities you're involved in all matter in the path that you're pursuing. The competitiveness of your career path will vary, the more competitive the career path is the more that you need to offer to the colleges you apply to. My research consisted of finding the facts about the work involved, the lifestyle, and the pay of a general physician and a physician assistant. I have concluded from my research that I want to pursue a career as a physician's assistant.
Have you ever wanted to be a physician assistant? If you do, it is a challenge to be accepted in PA (physician assistant) school. There are over one hundred and twenty-five PA programs in the United States. A physician's signature is required on some percentage of the charts of patients whom PAs treat in twenty-four states. This job is considered to be the second best job America.
Other things to keep in mind when applying for these physician assistant programs are things like the GRE and more importantly, the citizenship requirement that may intervene with my plans. Though I have a permit to legally reside and work in the United States, I am not considered a citizen or a permanent resident. This could be a big problem when applying because a requirement listed is that the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applicants should be citizens or permanent residents because insurance is required to participate in the clinical rotations. I believe this will be the most difficult part of my journey to becoming a PA but like all the other challenges I have faced due to my legal status, I will overcome it. I will use this personal issue in my favor by explaining that having to live with it has only made me more resilient and I would relate it back to their mission statements which all state that one of their priorities is to serve the underserved communities. Because of my status, I relate to these underserved communities because I
During my 9 years of experience as a Medical Assistant, I have gone through many different situations and have learned how to handle my patients as well as my co-workers. I have excellent relationships with my patients. Loyalty, dedication, and hard working are some of my plus
Science and medicine has always fascinated me and has been interesting to be since my education started as a child. All my cousins used to play video games, playing house, playing cards, but instead I always forced everyone on pretending my patients and me treating them and caring for them as a doctor. I also wanted my family members to act if they were sick and they needed help. As time passed, I no longer had to play as it was the reality now and they really now needed help. I have witnessed my family members, my grandmother who passed away due to heart attack at an early age, my other grandmother who currently is sick, my grandfather who passed away also due to heart attack.
Before I enrolled in the medical assisting program at Milan Institute, I was working as a medication technician. I decided to go back to school to provide a better future for myself and family. While in the program, there were many times when I wanted to quit but, my support team is very strong and wouldn’t let me.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have been interested in the field of medicine. Specifically, I want to be a Physician Assistant and work in a Pediatric Hospital. My Mother is a huge influence on my choice to pursue this career. She was a Firefighter and a Paramedic but recently decided to go back to college for a Bachelors in Psychology to become a Physical Therapist. An area of specialization in medicine that interests me is Emergency Pediatric Care. This area interests me because I love children and want to be able to help kids who have been ill or injured. When I was younger, I went to the hospital with my younger cousin Kylie. She suffers from cerebral palsy and I remember watching the doctors taking care and making sure Kylie was comfortable
This email is in support of my application for the Medical Assistant position at your medical practice in Northwest Atlanta. I am excited to find this opportunity because it closely aligns with my interests and future aspirations of becoming a Physician Assistant. What is being offered is an opportunity that will allow me to hone and polish my interpersonal, communication, and technical skills, but to also develop new skill sets that some health professionals lack. I have a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology from Agnes Scott College and a Master of Public Health from Morehouse School of Medicine. As a Biology major, my coursework allowed me to understand the study of life and how disturbances in the biological systems can influence one’s health. I loved this form of science but realized that managed care plays a greater role in the healthcare system. Thus, I minored in public health and later obtained a Master of Public Health to not only strengthen my knowledge, research abilities, and writing skills, but to also gain the ability to think critically and make decisions that will optimize the benefits of the patient. Both educational experiences have provided me with a solid foundation to build my medical career. I am a very intelligent young woman with a deep interest in two diverse approaches, which will ultimately help bridge the gap between patients and the community. Ultimately, I want a career that not only interacts at the individual level, but at the population level as
I chose the career of Physician Assistant, since it’s compatible with my interests, skills, and work values. Physician Assistants provide patient services under the direct supervision and responsibility of physicians. I ideally wanted a job that did not require more than a master's degree; this job fits that as well as other criteria. Physician Assistants, like other health care employees, want to help people directly. This is my goal for a career and becoming a Physician Assistant allows me to do this also with a comfortable amount of schooling.
The English poet William Ernest Henley ended his most famous poem with the line “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” I have embodied this phrase in my personal life for years, but in recent years it has come to reflect my passion and dedication to become a Physician Assistant (PA). Nevertheless, a simple quote did not spark my initial interest in becoming a PA. I was first inspired by Henley’s words through my own personal struggles in my early college years; an arduous journey of self-discovery and humility. In an effort to guide me on my way, my mother gave me a paperweight with the aforementioned words inscribed around a compass. This seemingly symbolic gift held much more power and inspiration than she could have ever imagined. While certainly not easy, overcoming these obstacles has taught me the true meaning of perseverance, resoluteness, and faith.
There are more than 100,000 certified Physician Assistants practicing medicine in the United States. PA’s have a very high starting salary and get to do a lot of hands on work. After just two years of schooling you can come out making an average of $94,000. Being stuck at a desk all day is dreadful, and physician assistants get to choose what they want their work environment to look like. Job opportunities for a PA are expected to go up by more than thirty percent between 2010 and 2020. When you are a PA you have a huge amount of flexibility to choose your specialization. I know that a PA is the best career choice for me because i love to work with people and enjoy social interaction, i love to have flexibility to be able to spend time with my family, and there are very good benefits and there will always be job openings.