Physician Assistant (Female, Age 26) in santa clarita, CA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitlePhysician Assistant
Salary$74,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
Locationsanta clarita, CA
Years Experience4 months

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
i work for a privately owned OB/GYN clinic that primarily serves medical and uninsured lower class population.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
i see patients take a detailed history, perform problem oriented physical exams, order labs, interpret tests/labs, form a diagnosis and prescibe medication if needed. i also give patient education and advice. i also monitor OB patients

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
insurance, malpractice, fringe.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well compensated for a new grad

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
ues i work with others on a daily basis including my patients, supervisin physician and the office staff and MA’s. i like it because i love to interact with different people and learn from them.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
clinic, i like it because its small setting, but i dont like it because its the same people everyday, and i dont have a microwave to heat my lunch.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 2
Hours: 3
Co-Workers: 6
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 7

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amget ready for work
8am to 9amarrive at work, wait for MAs to get patients ready to see
9am to 10amsee patients
10am to 11amsee patients
11am to 12pmsee patients
12pm to 1pmsee patients
1pm to 2pmlunch
2pm to 3pmsee patients
3pm to 4pmsee patients
4pm to 5pmsee patients
5pm to 6pmdrive home
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
referral

What was the application process?
submitted resume, interview

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes i had an interview with the supervising doctor and we talked about the position what i would do, and the fact that i was bilingual!

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
why do you want to work in OBGYN? do you mind working overtime?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes because i knew exactly what i would be doing and dealing with, i wasnt thrown something that i wasnt prepared for.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes i went to school for 2 years. also some on the job training

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes because i went to school for physican assistant, and now i am one

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
yes it did, especially with what is done in the real world and not what is taught in the books because it is totally different.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
i would recommend them to get started because it takes a long time. Also to start volunteering or work in the medical field to get experience because PA school is only 2 years its good to have some knowledge before about what your doing.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
i think a person needs to be critial thinker, have great interpersonal skills, and be able to adapt to anything that may arise. You also have to have a lot of common sense, and be able to pick up on things that may not be obvious.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes!!

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
If your not sure look it up or ask, dont just let it slide because it does matter this is someones life!

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1PA4 mo73000i see patients take a detailed history, perform problem oriented physical exams, order labs, interpret tests/labs, form a diagnosis and prescibe medication if needed. i also give patient education and advice. i also monitor OB patients
Prior Job 2EMT6 mo12/hrrespond to medical emergencies and provide basic life support and treatment if necessary

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.5

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3UCSDbiology
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.6western uPhysician assistant

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