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    ARRANGED A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY COURTESY ADVANCE FOR PA'S MAGAZINE: ( LOOK WHAT'S ON TOP....:))
    In its 2008 census report, the AAPA reported mean total annual income (MTI) from primary employer for clinically practicing PAs who graduated in 2007 and work at least 32 hours a week. ADVANCE compiled this chart using data from AAPA's individual specialty reports.

    Specialty MTI
    Emergency medicine $83,951
    Cardiovascular surgery $82,423
    Radiology $81,300
    Occupational medicine $80,932
    Nephrology $80,633
    Hospital medicine $80,181
    Neurosurgery $79,789
    Orthopedics $78,462
    Urology $77,897
    Pain management $77,031
    Trauma surgery $76,935
    Allergy/Immunology $76,740
    Plastic surgery $76,698
    U.S. Mean $76,232
    Dermatology $75,003
    General internal medicine $74,400
    Family medicine $73,908
    Psychiatry $73,581
    Cardiology $72,134
    General surgery $72,089
    Neurology $71,468
    Oncology $71,426
    Gastroenterology $71,322
    Pediatrics $70,815
    Otorhinolaryngology $69,579
    Obstetrics/Gynecology $69,564

    Source: American Academy of Physician Assistants
     
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      STATS FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT NEW GRADS:
      In its 2008 census report, the American Academy of Physician Assistants reported mean total income (MTI) from primary employer for clinically practicing PAs working at least 32 hours per week. ADVANCE compiled this chart using data from AAPA's individual specialty reports.

      Specialty MTI
      Cardiovascular/Cardiothoracic surgery $110,468
      Dermatology $104,474
      Emergency medicine $99,635
      Neurosurgery $98,024
      Critical care medicine $96,984
      Radiology $95,214
      Orthopedics $94,916
      Anesthesiology $93,370
      Plastic surgery $92,633
      Occupational medicine $92,323
      Trauma surgery $91,417
      Urology $90,462
      General surgery $90,094
      Pain management $89,059
      Cardiology $87,812
      Hospital medicine $87,550
      Otorhinolaryngology $86,856
      Geriatrics $85,973
      Psychiatry $85,361
      General internal medicine $85,076
      Addiction medicine $84,627
      Oncology $84,336
      Gastroenterology $84,268
      Family medicine $84,173
      Pediatrics $83,021
      Neurology $81,762
      Allergy/Immunology $81,557
      Public health $81,387
      Rheumatology $81,224
      Nephrology $80,842
      Obstetrics/Gynecology $79,229
      Endocrinology $78,956
       

      badasshairday

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        STATS FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT NEW GRADS:
        In its 2008 census report, the American Academy of Physician Assistants reported mean total income (MTI) from primary employer for clinically practicing PAs working at least 32 hours per week. ADVANCE compiled this chart using data from AAPA's individual specialty reports.

        Specialty MTI
        Cardiovascular/Cardiothoracic surgery $110,468
        Dermatology $104,474
        Emergency medicine $99,635
        Neurosurgery $98,024
        Critical care medicine $96,984
        Radiology $95,214
        Orthopedics $94,916
        Anesthesiology $93,370
        Plastic surgery $92,633
        Occupational medicine $92,323
        Trauma surgery $91,417
        Urology $90,462
        General surgery $90,094
        Pain management $89,059
        Cardiology $87,812
        Hospital medicine $87,550
        Otorhinolaryngology $86,856
        Geriatrics $85,973
        Psychiatry $85,361
        General internal medicine $85,076
        Addiction medicine $84,627
        Oncology $84,336
        Gastroenterology $84,268
        Family medicine $84,173
        Pediatrics $83,021
        Neurology $81,762
        Allergy/Immunology $81,557
        Public health $81,387
        Rheumatology $81,224
        Nephrology $80,842
        Obstetrics/Gynecology $79,229
        Endocrinology $78,956

        I wasn't aware that PA's work in Anesthesiology. What would their role be in it?
         
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          I wasn't aware that PA's work in Anesthesiology. What would their role be in it?

          very few pa's deliver operative anesthesia(maybe 25 in the entire country who got training back in the 70's through specialty residencies that no longer exist).
          most pa's working in anesthesia do pre-op and post-op eveluations. some do interventional pain in a group with docs.
           

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            very few pa's deliver operative anesthesia(maybe 25 in the entire country who got training back in the 70's through specialty residencies that no longer exist).
            most pa's working in anesthesia do pre-op and post-op eveluations. some do interventional pain in a group with docs.


            Yep, here at Mayo, we have several PA's working with Anesthesia in the Pain Clinic.

            Why anyone would want to do that to themselves, I'll never know...:scared:
             

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              When my wife was at St. Barnabus in NJ giving birth a few weeks ago, there was an anesthesia PA. She works exclusively on the OB floor managing spinals. My wife's was done by the MD with the PA watching, so I am unsure how far her responsibilities go...
               

              MedicineMike

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                well they have AA (anesthesiologist assistants) which are like PAs for anesthesiologists. It is a specific field/school you have to go into for it as well.

                I think the PA anesthesiologists are becoming extinct...correct me if im wrong?
                 
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                  Really?
                  What if u specialize in cardiovascular? cant u then start out with close to 90 + ?
                  Also, How can u go about specializing? Is it additional few years after 2 yrs of PA program?

                  depends on specialty and location.
                  new grad in surgery in major metro area can make that yr 1.
                  you can work 20 yrs in primary care in some locations and never make more than 80.
                   
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                    In Alaska they are offering 95K plus free housing for anyone! Even a new grad! :D

                    + loan repayment....if I was single I would be there or a small er somewhere in the NE.
                    there are locums gigs up there that pay very well also...I have a friend who does 2 weeks once/yr...for 7k+free housing and in state flights(and snowmobile transit...)...not bad for 2 weeks work.....
                     

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                      What is the range of starting salaries for PAs nowadays? For primary care and for surgical specialties?

                      Correct me if I'm work but I hear it's 80-90K for primary care and 90-120K for surgical specialties?

                      I'm talking about starting salaries for students fresh out of PA school and board-certified and licensed....

                      Also is the job market saturated-hard to get jobs? need to take a pay cut? I'm asking about the Milwaukee-Chicago-Indianapolis area?
                       
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