SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I was wondering if once you have graduated from an accredited PA program and pass your national boards, can you practice anywhere or do you have to also take state boards in the state you want to practice in? I'm Optometry, and we have to take state boards so its kind of hard just to pick up and move practices after 4 or 5 years out of school. Do PA's have this same set back? Are there states that are harder to work in and are more saturated with PA's? Any info you have on this would be great. Thanks!