My First Job as a Physician Assistant |Schedule| Salary| Work Life Balance

Hey everyone! I just wanted to share my first job as a PA with you and the experience I had. I go over what I did in my job, my schedule, work life balance, salary, etc. I hope you guys enjoy!!
If you guys have any requests for video topics, please comment down below!! Love yaaa

Xo, Kendra




  • Why does a PA become around 110k/a and an electrical engineer also about 110k/a while in germany you do become as an electrical engineer about 54k/a ?? Wtf? Why is the salary in america so *high*?

    Z JaegerZ JaegerHace 16 horas
  • I want to know more about the contracts. Many people work at-will and get screwed. Does your contract have a time span, does the employer create one, can you modify it before signing, do you take it to an employment lawyer?

    MrApplewineMrApplewineHace un mes
    • Check out my Applying to PA jobs video :D

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace un mes
  • When I first read your title I thought you said “my first job as an infectious disease” LMAO alhskahdkhdlshd

    Katy MaggardKaty MaggardHace un mes
    • Lmaoooo! I might as well have been after working in that job hahah.

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace un mes
  • Pondering a career switch from Doctor of Chiropractic to PA. Dont have a Bachelor's (not required in all states for Chiropractic), but have a shitload of natural science prerequisites because they're needed to get into chiro school along with 90 units of undergraduate school work. Wondering if I would need the bachelors in order to be able to go to PA school. Any thought?

    MoveWise ChiropracticMoveWise ChiropracticHace 2 meses
    • @Kendra Lynne thank you

      MoveWise ChiropracticMoveWise ChiropracticHace 2 meses
    • A bachelors is required to apply to PA school 🙃 check out my applying to PA school vid for more info!

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 2 meses
  • I need job

    All RounderAll RounderHace 2 meses
  • if someone graduates PA school, are you saying they can apply to any specialty they choose? How does this work if so? They get training before starting? I mean they would have to know what to prescribe, dosages, ordering certain tests, etc..Every specialty is different. I'm just curious as to how one would apply for a job to a specialty after graduating since PA school in non-specific medicine. Thanks.

    Charles BensonCharles BensonHace 2 meses
    • @Kendra Lynne how long was your program for PA i mean

      Charles BensonCharles BensonHace 2 meses
    • It’s on the job training. You learn how to prescribe in school and you develop your own way of practice through your own studying and from learning from your supervising physician 😁

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 2 meses
  • How many years of college did you have to go to?

    Sage JSage JHace 3 meses
    • Yayyy congrats girl you're almost there :)

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace un mes
    • Sage J it’s 4 years of undergrad (or whatever it takes to get your bachelors) and then 2-3 years for your masters degree (PA school). I graduate PA school in August finally.

      LisaLisaHace 3 meses
  • You are so inspirational. I’ll Be binge watching all your videos!

    veggieguurlveggieguurlHace 3 meses
    • Aww thank you so much! And thank you for watching :)

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 2 meses
  • I'm curious about your independent work (at the time of your video). Is that related to your PA credentials? Very curious about side hustles for PA's. Thank you! 😁

    Aaron MossAaron MossHace 3 meses
    • When I worked in Infectious Disease, I was also training in injectables but was not practicing in it just yet.

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 2 meses
  • It just shows how different providers can be, because all of this sounds awesome lol. I’m curious to see where you end up in the future, it shows it does matter what specialty you are and who you work for to what makes you happy.

    Christopher BroucekChristopher BroucekHace 3 meses
    • Thanks!! 😁

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 3 meses
  • atm, I can only suggest this company: *OneBizOp p . c o m* (remove spaces) it's actually free to sign up and you can make quick cash, not B S , no fake gurus selling courses . . . . . .

    Dino E. SchwartzDino E. SchwartzHace 3 meses
  • She gets tired of alot jobs it seems😜 3 meses
    • Sometimes it takes a few jobs to figure out what you like

      Shanika ElizabethShanika ElizabethHace 3 meses
    • Sometimes you have to work in other fields before you can get into a more difficult field to get in to

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 3 meses
  • How much did you get to travel then and now?? Thanks! I haven’t done much traveling, and really want to see the world.

    Magdalene KMagdalene KHace 3 meses
    • I’ve done a lot!! Most jobs are a standard 2-3 weeks for vacay 🤗

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 3 meses
  • I hope you get a pay rise considering the study and esponsibilities you hold.

    Clare HillClare HillHace 3 meses
    • Lol I don't work in that field anymore and I've def gotten a nice increase in my salary since then 😁

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace un mes
  • Man, I just choose the career path to become a PA and everything in this video helped me understand what I'm gonna be facing soon, thanks buddy.

    goofy goobergoofy gooberHace 4 meses
    • Thanks for watching!!!

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 4 meses
  • 80000$ is per year/ per month..??

    • Per year

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 4 meses
  • very misleading thumbnail 💀

    Taosif IrfanTaosif IrfanHace 4 meses
    • Taosif Irfan yea it’s pretty much impossible to record in the main units of a hospital with so many people walking around. We have to uphold HIPAA, so you more than likely will never see anyone record inside the hospital. With the exception of the OR when no one is around or if the patient consents

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 17 días
    • Kendra Lynne no it’s because I thought you were gonna actually show us you at work 😂

      Taosif IrfanTaosif IrfanHace 18 días
    • Why was it misleading? Does it make it sound like I got an infectious disease? lol, just wanna know for future reference 😜

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace un mes
  • Good gig.

    Daniel S LaraDaniel S LaraHace 4 meses
    • It was decent :)

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 2 meses
  • Dude I was expecting somewhere $115,000 thousand! $85,000 is a non PA job! My first salary $117,000! You reach out to many people and you are not being good influence as people need to know their worth when Bargaining,and 85000 is not the worth! Please bargain smart!Your excuse seems to be “Fresh out of school”!

    Teddy abTeddy abHace 4 meses
    • @Kendra Lynne agreed to disagree

      Teddy abTeddy abHace 4 meses
    • Habeshawi lol salary varies by state. Good luck getting that much for an ID job in FL and as your first job. You should probably check the AAPA salary report next time you go throwing around random numbers about how much I should have made. Thanks

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 4 meses
  • Where in the hell do all you folks live, to be saying 90k is a bad salary. I know I’m bad at math, but there’s now way that can be bad

    Epitaph BoiEpitaph BoiHace 5 meses
    • Totally understand what you guys are saying. Florida is on the lower end for pay for PAs. So you def have to take into consideration where you work and the amount of years you've been working. I went up significantly from that in only 1.5 years and even more now

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace un mes
    • But think about it tho. After taxes, that's a loss. I think. But I understand and respect your point of view tho. It's just all that work though you know?

      Pretty Allah V NamastiQuePretty Allah V NamastiQueHace 3 meses
  • National average is about 100k-115k for salary depending where you work. I bet your experience gained was incredible but that place definitely WAS NOT worth the effort.

    Phil ConwayPhil ConwayHace 5 meses
    • I totally agree, which is why I felt it was super important to make this video and to stress knowing when you're being overworked and under compensated

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace un mes
  • Hello what are the best recommendations to become a PA (a faster wAy anything) thanks!!

    Pacheco PachecoPacheco PachecoHace 6 meses
    • Hey that's a great idea! You just also need to make sure you fulfill all the pre-reqs. Not sure if you take organic chemistry for your ASN :)

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace un mes
    • Fexlyn 🙏🏻 thank you

      Pacheco PachecoPacheco PachecoHace 5 meses
    • A lot of people look down on community colleges but the BEST way in my opinion is to go to a community and get your ASN (because after getting it you can work as a nurse) then get your BSN online because it is half the cost rather than transferring to a University. Then with those 2 years of nursing experience it would make it look better while getting into your 2-3 year PA program and there ya go. The reason I suggest getting the ASN rather than just the BSN is because 1.) you get experience ,and 2.) you get paid a lot more than just doing a regular job with no degree. That’s my look on it but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Hope I helped!

      FexlynFexlynHace 5 meses
  • what major is best to become a PA ?

    DannyDannyHace 6 meses
    • Hey! Check out my video on applying to PA school 😊

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 6 meses
  • I am thinking about pursuing a career as a PA and I've gotten a lot of comments from my peers that Doctors can look down on PA's. I would like to know your opinion about it

    lolgirl182lolgirl182Hace 6 meses
    • Sounds like you've done your research!! 👏🏼👏🏼

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace un mes
    • lolgirl182 All people are different. You will sometimes work under a doctor who likes you or not. Either you fall under their wing or don’t. If you just play your role you would be just fine. (Some friends are PA’s in Michigan and all get along with their supervisors.

      FexlynFexlynHace 5 meses
  • I prefer Nurse Practitioners

    K MossK MossHace 6 meses
    • To each their own. Their schooling is a lot different than ours. I believe we both have our strengths and weaknesses. For ex, NPs would do great in a hospital setting since they've had to work there and work the other side. Whereas PAs would do great in surgery because they can have multiple opportunities to have rotations in those fields. From what I've heard NPs don't do many rotations. We spend a whole year in different fields and learning them. Again, not 100% sure about what rotations are like for NPs. Just speaking from what I know about PA school :)

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace un mes
    • Why is that?

      Elizabeth PenlandElizabeth PenlandHace 4 meses
  • I’m currently taking my prereqs for PA school with my art degree, and I’m so excited for this new pathway!

    VeechVeechHace 6 meses
    • Good luck :) I graduate PA school in August.

      LisaLisaHace 3 meses
    • What you major in college?

      Kyaun HarrisKyaun HarrisHace 6 meses
  • What do you recommend to major in ?

    Joe ProdigyJoe ProdigyHace 6 meses
    • Check out my "Applying to PA School" video :)

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace un mes
  • How the opportunities for PA ..IS IT GOOD career ...can we get job easily ? How much we earn starting pay

    Dr.sukhada GntDr.sukhada GntHace 7 meses
  • This was very helpful for me. I'm an elementary teacher now and I'm just not enjoying it. I wanted to get my masters (we're required to get our masters in the state I work at) and instead of just getting it in education and making 50k instead of 40k I was wanting to get in this profession. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

    Freezie PopFreezie PopHace 7 meses
    • Thank you so much for watching 🙏🏼🤗

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 7 meses
  • Are u from phillphiness ..

    Raj joel smithRaj joel smithHace 7 meses
    • I wasn’t born there, but yes I’m Filipino 😁

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 7 meses
  • What state do you live in

    MØ THMØ THHace 7 meses
    • Florida

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 7 meses
  • I really want to do some Humanitarian work as a PA. How can I get into this? UN? Maybe?

    Mary EMMary EMHace 7 meses
    • There are tons of medical mission trips out there that you can look into 😊

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 7 meses
  • Hi Kendra ! My name is Fallon and I’m a recent graduate who’s applying for the next cycle :) I’m currently doing my direct patient care hours as a scribe/ MA. I’m finding it difficult to find shadowing in the area (I’m in Broward !) and I wanted to know if you have any resources to find PA shadowing. I have 140 hours with a PCP however I need a letter or rec from a PA to apply to my top schools so I’m in dire need of shadowing !! If you can, please let me know :)!

    Fallon BrowningFallon BrowningHace 7 meses
    • Hey love! I would love to have you for shadowing but we don’t take shadowers at the moment. I would go on IG and try to find some PAs in the area. I know @thewhitecoatbeauty in Miami takes shadowers ☺️

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 7 meses
  • Am jabez from kenya by proffesion am a clinical officer same to physcian quiz is can i work in usa if i gotgreen card?

    Jabez MatokeJabez MatokeHace 7 meses
    • I don’t believe so, but then again I’m not sure. I don’t have much info on that.

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 7 meses
  • I don't have any experience in the healthcare field, would that be an issue when applying for programs if so, what can I do that's reasonable to gain experience?

    AllAmericanGuy01AllAmericanGuy01Hace 8 meses
    • @Kendra Lynne Thanks for the reply! I'm heading over to watch the video now.

      AllAmericanGuy01AllAmericanGuy01Hace 7 meses
    • Yes, patient contact hours are required to apply to PA school. Check out my “applying to PA school” for all the info you need ☺️

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 7 meses
  • Is getting into pa school hard

    Andres GomezAndres GomezHace 8 meses
    • It’s definitely competitive!

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 8 meses
  • As a PA, are you required to do surgery?

    TirsaTirsaHace 8 meses
    • You aren’t “required” to but you do have to do a rotation in it during clinical year

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 8 meses
  • How is the Job Market for PA? I was gonna major in Pharmacy but job market is very low & struggling

    faith loveefaith loveeHace 8 meses
    • My friend as well was going to do pharm (he’s been a tech for a while) but he now is thinking about PA because the growth rate is much highe.

      LisaLisaHace 3 meses
    • Swish Bish my friend does pharmacy tech and says it’s okay. Try to shadow people and then do it.

      Sae ESae EHace 7 meses
    • @faith lovee yass queen very happy for u but I really want to go for pharmacy since my grades are kinda well not to good for medicine...

      Swish BishSwish BishHace 8 meses
    • v now that I switched to PA my college list is so much bigger!!! There’s barely university’s that offer full pharmacy program

      faith loveefaith loveeHace 8 meses
    • faith lovee yes. especially in retail pharmacy, it’s awful!

      vvHace 8 meses
  • Keep on deciding if I want to do nursing or PA school.

    Alonna VinsonAlonna VinsonHace 9 meses
    • And i all already joined my course as a PA its been two months....any way thankyou....

      Anita Sampang RaiAnita Sampang RaiHace 7 meses
    • Thank you sis for replying....

      Anita Sampang RaiAnita Sampang RaiHace 7 meses
    • Try shadowing both and see which one you’re into ☺️

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 7 meses
    • There’s a huge difference between surgical tech and PA. There is much lower opportunity for growth as a surgical tech

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 7 meses
    • Sis what u decided to do PA or nursing... Evn m deciding what to do surgical tech or PA

      Anita Sampang RaiAnita Sampang RaiHace 9 meses
  • Hi, thank you for making this video. I am thinking about going to PA school in the future. I do not intend to offend or hurt anyone by making this comment. I just want to have your opinion and maybe that of other PAs as well. I am a bit insecure and that is silly, I should admit... I have been reading online about PA career being a “joke”. And a bunch of doctors say that PAs are incompetent and they don’t even deserve to work in the medical field, especially the salary that PAs earn is a waste. Shared opinions I have read online also mention that PAs are not useful and it is just a career that should have not existed. The same opinions are shared by patients. I also know that nurse practitioners are belittled for the same reason. They are not MDs and they don’t have the right to treat patients as doctors do. Furthermore, I have been reading online that PAs are just average education and they don’t know much about medicine because they only spend 2 years in school while doctors spend more than 8 years. It is true that doctors have a very intense and difficult education and training. I should acknowledge that. But I was thinking that if nurses and PA did not exist, it would be so difficult for doctors. I wonder why nurses are not being respected and acknowledged for all the skills that they know and that doctors only practiced in their learning. My friend in medical school told me that nurses know so so so so much about certain crucial skills needed to treat patients that are taken for granted. I feel crushed by this information and to be honest it hurts me. I am not even a PA! I am also the type who wants to be respected and I value knowledge a lot. I love learning and I really want to be very knowledgeable, it is just because learning is my passion. I believe that my insecurities come from the fact that there are so many things to learn that I don’t know and won’t be able to learn at the same extent as doctors do at least. Doctors know a lot but at the same time, the things they know come from scientists who have done research for years. And also, at the same time scientists are taken for granted by certain patients and belittled by certain doctors. I just love the human body, biology, and health/medical sciences. I want to be a PA so that I can also put all of this knowledge that I will gather as a scientist in application by practicing medicine. But I should also admit that it will hurt me when I will be hearing comments like this made constantly by some patients, doctors, nurses, etc... I know and understand that it is not humble and t is crazy impossible to know everything. From what I have seen in life so far, every field and skills are so important for humans life. People who clean all day long are doing a great task for us, but some of us find a way to disrespect them because they don’t have an education. I also saw that there are careers that don’t even require much education with great pay, and extremely important. It just amazes me. I am learning to be more humble every day because I feel like listening to all of these rude comments made on people who only have a high school degree (and do perfectly great jobs) can really hurt my pride. I thibk all of this comes from being prideful and this desire to be better than other people. I know that humility and respect for human beings are key! It is important to consider ourselves at the same level as fellow human beings because they have skills that we will never have... I am working on being more humble and preparing myself psychologically and emotionally to face these critics if I go to PA school. I would like to know if you could please make a video about this and how you feel as well as how other PAs feel. Furthermore, I would like to know how you face these issues and how you boost your self-esteem when you get these comments. I know that you might have faced these adversities and that you also might have to be working on being humble every day. I thank you for reading this very long comment. I will appreciate it a lot if you can make a video about these issues. I also want to congratulate you for your accomplishments. Have great success on your field!

    LillieLillieHace 9 meses
    • Great points in this! I face these adversities very rarely in any of the jobs I’ve had as a PA. Most doctors are respecting of us and find us very important in their practice. On the other hand a lot of doctors are old school and aren’t comfortable with us. To each their own. Everyone has a right to their opinion and all you can do is respect that. Good luck to you in your journey!!

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 7 meses
  • I know RN's that make 80-100k doing bedside nursing. Most of them have 5-7 years of experience.Thats a crazy low figure

    eag23wzeag23wzHace 9 meses
    • Yup! But that’s 5-7 years of experience and probably working night shifts and overtime. I also make significantly more than this now after 3 years.

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 9 meses
  • I’m majoring in PA, and next year is my first year to start. But when a person deciding a major is tough decision. Could you give an advice for that? What is the challenges? And How many years it takes to finished?

    Bashka Dhalinta Kacdoonka MidnimoBashka Dhalinta Kacdoonka MidnimoHace 9 meses
    • I have a video all about applying for PA school, check it out! It should be helpful. PA school is generally 24-28 months 😁

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 9 meses
  • What's the cost of PA school, how much debt can be expected post-graduation and what is the schedule like?

    AllAmericanGuy01AllAmericanGuy01Hace 10 meses
    • No problem!!

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 7 meses
    • @Kendra Lynne Thank you! I'm new to your channel and will certainly check out the student edition! Thanks again

      AllAmericanGuy01AllAmericanGuy01Hace 9 meses
    • My school was around 80k. I ended up with 110k in debt bc I took out extra money. Check out my “day in the life of a PA, student edition” to hear all about PA school ☺️

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 9 meses
  • what a great and informative video!

    Jerardo GomezJerardo GomezHace 10 meses
    • Thank you so much!!!

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 10 meses
  • do you know any PA to MD programs, also how much free time would you usually have to yourself?

    No Skill IntendedNo Skill IntendedHace 10 meses
    • I agree with what these guys said, but there are bridge programs that do exist. They are for DO. You just need to google them

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 7 meses
    • You are wasting your time if you go PA to MD. Go straight PA or straight MD/DO.

      SilentEagle2029SilentEagle2029Hace 8 meses
    • A PA is not a stepping stone to MD/DO.

      AmyyyAmyyyHace 9 meses
  • So right now, I’m in the military and currently in an undergrad pre-PA program. Is there anyway to still get hours for PA school besides being a medical assistant or EMT? I have another 3 years before my re-enlistment is up, and another 8 before I retire, so I’m trying to figure out what to do now. I really want to become a PA, I just done see how I can get the hours for it.

    RavetheYoutuberRavetheYoutuberHace 10 meses
    • C Corp sure absolutely!

      RavetheYoutuberRavetheYoutuberHace 8 meses
    • Crazynique1 hey ! I’m leaving for USMC boot in 2 months I want to be a PA. Can I message you to ask some questions ? Thank you

      C CorpC CorpHace 8 meses
    • This news makes me so happy! Thank you so much!

      RavetheYoutuberRavetheYoutuberHace 10 meses
    • Aside from MA or EMT, you could be a scribe. Or even volunteer! Some schools don’t require it to be a “job” per say. You just need to look at their requirements ☺️

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 10 meses
  • Is it possible to work as an EMT in college - maybe during Summers - so one could apply straight to PA school after completing undergraduate years?

    Vincent CalhounVincent CalhounHace 10 meses
    • Check out my “Applying to PA school” video ☺️

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 7 meses
    • Kendra Lynne hey im looking to do physician assistant as well what would you say would i have to major in for bachelors degree does it have to be specific

      Melrose SymonsMelrose SymonsHace 10 meses
    • I don’t see why not! I highly encourage doing EMT ☺️

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 10 meses
  • Will going to community college hinder the chance of getting into PA school? I read somewhere that medical schools/PA schools and all that sort will not accept cc (community college) credits.

    Lovely ModestyLovely ModestyHace 10 meses
    • @Adrian O Any major is fine. From what I have seen in my own experience and from what other PAs have said, any major is fine. Everyone has to take the same pre reqs anyways so that levels everyone out. Mine was in public health. But I know many people who had degrees like psychology, kinesiology, history etc. They all still had to take the same pre req classes to get into PA school anyways so it doesnt really matter. Obviously if you pick a more science based degree, you may be more prepared for the types of classes that are in PA school and it may make it easier once you are in the program, but not having a chemistry degree or biology degree is not going to make you a bad PA. The reason people pick a science based degree is because it helps you knock out the pre reqs at the same time you are getting your degree. If you take a non science based degree such as history, you will have to finish not only the classes from your degree path, but you will also have to take the additional pre reqs (that are not part of the undergrad degree) and it takes longer to finish everything...Thats what I have experienced....Hope this helps.

      Taylor ToddTaylor ToddHace 8 meses
    • ​@Taylor Todd what major should someone pursue if they are trying to be a PA?

      Adrian OAdrian OHace 8 meses
    • No, It will not hinder your chances of getting into PA school. I did many of my prereqs at a community college to save money, and I am so glad that I did. Maybe places like Stanford or Emory or Duke may look down on it..not sure. But it really doesn't matter. You don't need to go to Stanford or Uc Davis or Duke to be a great PA. There are so many great schools out there and you don't need to go to a school that is that uptight that they care where you took prereqs....That is ridiculous.... Obviously, I am an example that you can succeed in PA school even if you didnt take your prereqs at an Ivy League college. Its so political these sad.

      Taylor ToddTaylor ToddHace 9 meses
    • No, it shouldn’t ☺️

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 10 meses
  • What school did you do to?

    student 2018student 2018Hace 10 meses
    • @Kendra Lynne thank you

      student 2018student 2018Hace 10 meses
    • For PA school, Keiser University

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 10 meses
  • What was your major in college?

    Vincent CalhounVincent CalhounHace 10 meses
    • Kendra Lynne I’m majoring in bio and have been thinking about switching HES. How much does your major weigh in being accepted to PA school?

      Dylan DavisDylan DavisHace 6 meses
    • Exercise Science :)

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 10 meses
  • Most, if not all, PA jobs in my area require at least 1 year of experience as PA in order to be considered for the job. If I'm a new graduate, and all of the jobs require me to have experience, where do i get that experience from? Does the clinical year go towards my experience, or would I need to find a job that will allow new graduates? Thanks!

    Cassie WinnCassie WinnHace 10 meses
    • Yes, your clinical year experience should count, but there are job listings that also will say if they accept new grads or not. If you know which field you want to work in, I would do all my electives in that field to increase your chances of getting hired :) &/OR you can use a head hunter and they will look for jobs that are new grad friendly

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 10 meses
  • are PAs paid a certain amount per paycheck no matter ehat hours or are you guys paid by the hour? o was always curious about this. like for nurses, we are paid by the hour

    MissSimplyKCMissSimplyKCHace 10 meses
    • It depends on your employer's preference. I have been paid both by the hour and also salary :)

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 10 meses
  • Sea lice girl lol

    Quý TrungQuý TrungHace 10 meses
    • I know right. I can't even -_-

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 10 meses
  • PA...people not trained as doctors but doing a doctors job...the way clinics and insurance companies save money while providing half ass care..I'm not saying they do not work hard but its like having an UBER driver work on your car as s mechanic

    In CognitoIn CognitoHace 10 meses
    • Hater

      Past TimerPast TimerHace 10 meses
  • PA...people not trained as doctors but doing a doctors job...the way clinics and insurance companies save money while providing half ass care..I'm not saying they do not work hard but its like having an UBER driver work on your car as s mechanic

    In CognitoIn CognitoHace 10 meses
    • That was a response for SilentEagle2029 btw lol

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace un mes
    • That's definitely a true statement. This why we have supervising physicians that we are able to consult with when needed. BUT! After 8 years of working in the same field as a PA though, I would say they would have a very clear understanding of their field as well.

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace un mes
    • Um you are 100% wrong.

      larklarkHace 5 meses
    • @Bucky Barnes I would ere on the side of caution with that statement. PA's are trained to be assistants...not doctors. They learn some pathology, but their understanding of medicine is not to the level of detail that a physician has. PA's go through two years...doctors go through 8 years minimum if you count residency.

      SilentEagle2029SilentEagle2029Hace 8 meses
    • And no PAs are trained similarly as doctors just on a different time scale

      Bucky BarnesBucky BarnesHace 10 meses
  • 80k as a PA ...yikes not worth it. PAs do so much for the health community esp in urban health. I’m glad she’s getting more now. My sis is PA and she wouldn’t take lower than 94k as a new grad, then she got an offer for 115k in an er!

    AWAWHace 11 meses
    • So. 1991. Right !! 80k is a good salary . Especially just starting off (even more money with no kids) .

      Cheyenne HeadCheyenne HeadHace 4 meses
    • @Kendra Lynne Do you find this increase in pay comes from experience or relocation?

      Vanessa RodriguezVanessa RodriguezHace 4 meses
    • They don't do sooooooo much for urban heatlh. Majority of them work in private sector. Get it right pal.

      Daniel S LaraDaniel S LaraHace 4 meses
    • @Sixteen. Candles. Exactly, I don't understand the greedy attitude. These people obviously never had to work little jobs where you barely make ends meet. Maybe then they would appreciate 80k 💖

      larklarkHace 5 meses
    • lets not act like 80k is 40k or even 20k

      Sixteen. Candles.Sixteen. Candles.Hace 5 meses
  • Congratulations on your job and thanks for sharing the experience!

    Ramla IrfanRamla IrfanHace 11 meses
  • Infectious disease can be extremely challenging for a physician and it is easily one of the hardest fields to compete for a residency spot. I am surprised your role as a PA was so different in comparison.

    Taylor MadeTaylor MadeHace 11 meses
  • what state are you in?

    Gro DyGro DyHace 11 meses
    • She is in Florida

      Caleb MedinaCaleb MedinaHace 11 meses

    April KatieApril KatieHace 11 meses
    • Thank you so much!! 💓

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 10 meses
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="590">9:50</a> Talk about salary: 95 K (salary+bonus)

    G GG GHace 11 meses
    • damn thats low AF

      Roy JohnsonRoy JohnsonHace 8 días
    • G G what we are here for! 😂😂

      O LoveO LoveHace 4 meses
    • God bless you 😂😂

      MoezyTubeMoezyTubeHace 6 meses
    • hot

      gabegabeHace 8 meses
    • Thanks!

      Latoya LeonLatoya LeonHace 10 meses
  • I'm new to your channel, so i'm not sure if you did this already, but can you make a video on tips on how to study and do well on the GRE? (Including a timeline of your studying?) Thanks! Keep inspiring others! I'm happy to see you prosper!

    Delilah MontgomeryDelilah MontgomeryHace 11 meses
    • Hi!!! I’m not really the one to ask about the GRE. I just re-taught myself how to do math by hand lol. But there’s a lot of books for study material out there!

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 10 meses
  • You're a beauty with brain! Congratulations on your new job! Keep the video coming. I just subscribed.

    aaaaHace 11 meses
    • Thank you so much!! 💓

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 10 meses
  • It’s kind of gross how healthcare works. You’re rushing through patients prescribing antibiotics to make more money.

    Virginia CVirginia CHace 11 meses
    • Bucky Barnes it seems to be unjustified. I don’t know the answer but this is how the world rules and there is injustice everywhere. But I would presume that the difference in the pay is also about the risks that are in the job. To work in the medical field, you have to be extremely cautious and disciplined. I am not saying that the other jobs do not require these skills. But, in the medical field, the life of a patient is just like your life. It is precious. And there is constant examination that doctors, PAs are taking. Nurses have to be constantly trained for acquisition of more skills. I would guess that it is because of the risks of the job. If you kill someone or do a malpractice, you will not only have to endure the criticism and hatred of the victims, but you will also have to live with a guilt that will hurt you maybe all of your life. This world is not just and there are a lot of things that do not make sense. It just requires humility to accept everything. That is not fair to criticize people and disrespect them. About the time spent with patients, I know for doctors and I will presume it is the same for other health providers, that during their schooling they are trained to see a patient in 15 minutes. From doing medical interviewing, differential diagnosis, testing that will be done in order to confirm or reject some hypotheses, then they have to think of treatment plan. They are trained extensively so I think that is why it takes so little time. In the compassion/human/emotional side it seems to be unfair but in the logical/educational/intellectual side it perfectly makes sense. It is like playing a sport. The more you practice, the better you get at it, the faster you are at doing it. It is unethical only in the emotional aspect because humans need love all the time. But for other things, it is perfectly normal. Also, you might not know that being in the healthcare you have to have a tremendous ability to think, process information, retrieve them, and use them. Nurses, doctors, PAs, technicians, etc... all of them have to think and act fast. There are so many diseases and conditions that look the same, that present themselves in similar way physiologically, and treatments that are similar or different. You get trained and trained and trained and trained... it is so fast! Someone comes with lost of weight, menstruation does not come for years, feeling of depression, dark areas in the skin... etc.. you have to think about the endocrine system, menopause, immune system etc... and then you have to retrieve info from these systems, is it menopause? Is it an issue with the thyroid? Is it a tumor in the pituitary? Etc... then you have to find the diseases and sometimes one organ have diseases that look so similar! And then you have to rule out what it cannot be and note what it could be. After that, you have to think, oh! I should do bloodwork and imaging. And then you have to write a report! All of this needs to be done in 15 minutes. It is vey very demanding. I am again not saying that other jobs don’t require these skills but risks and knowledge, time spent studying, and ability to apply what you learn can justify the salary. Plus a bunch of people in the medical field just go there because they like challenges and like sciences. They don’t care much about money. Well at least those I know. Some of them are in there for the money, some are in there for the patients. Humans are complex beings. We make a complex society. All that matters is how much love, integrity, humility, and respect you accept and will give another human being. It is selflessness.

      LillieLillieHace 9 meses
    • That’s not fair to healthcare then in general. How come lawyers, hair dressers, or any kind of client based industry get free passes when they “rush” through clients to get more money? Why is healthcare singled out? Makes no sense. Healthcare professionals are trained very well to be efficient and are incentivized to see more than the required amount of patients that day.

      Bucky BarnesBucky BarnesHace 10 meses
    • Virginia C yes I see how it would seem that way from an outside perspective if you don’t do medicine, but I’d love to quickly explain it to you. We have a census of patients who are referred to us for evaluation. So we have new consultations and follow ups every day. So getting through that many patients means getting through a list of evaluations and continuing care. Some patient’s check ups don’t take as long as others depending on their condition. And so, I knew my job very well and was able to quickly get through my list.

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 11 meses
  • Can I become one if I’m shy?

    dinor Ydinor YHace 11 meses
    • dinor Y Just do it. Don’t think. Just go. That’s how I fight my timid side.

      Epitaph BoiEpitaph BoiHace 5 meses
    • dinor Y perhaps you can do something else med related without having to deal with people. Like maybe medical laboratory tech

      Kaila PowellKaila PowellHace 10 meses
    • Kendra Lynne really aw thanks ! ❤️ I don’t know if I can be in the medical field anymore because the more I grow older I know I won’t be able to because of how shy I am 😩I can’t even raise my hand in class or else I will turn red and begin to sweat 😭any tips ?

      dinor Ydinor YHace 10 meses
    • It’s a little difficult if you are shy as we collaborate a lot with a lot of people. Just work on it, and I’m sure you’ll get through it!! 💓

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 10 meses
  • Why did you decide PA school over Med school?

    Thomas TagueThomas TagueHace 11 meses
    • she has a vid about it

      akimbo5uakimbo5uHace 11 meses
  • Nice video!! Anyone here interested in dental assisting please see my channel!

    Feline GomesFeline GomesHace 11 meses
    • Thanks babe!! Can’t wait to watch your vids ☺️

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 10 meses
  • Are you Filipina?

    Martha New York CityMartha New York CityHace 11 meses
    • Yes I am lol

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 11 meses
  • Can you talk about your schooling? I’m looking into career and PA is something I’m interested in but i have NO idea what kind of schooling/classes I need. What the best colleges/unis are etc. Also are there online classes to take?

    MelanieMelanieHace 11 meses
    • @Melanie for medical and PA school you can literally major in whatever you want, doesn't have to be related to science at all. You just have to take the prerequisites the PA school requires to get in (all the biology, chemistry and math courses, they list the classes you need on their website...the science classes usually aren't online because there is lab). and try to do very well in them. If anything, I feel like having a non-science major can really make you an interesting applicant but that's up for debate. I hear they love getting to know applicants are diverse and more than just all about medicine, so I think it helps. Also, PA schools tend to require direct patient care experience. Where I live, hours working as a scribe counted for the schools I looked into so I did that. Im actually pursuing med school now instead of PA, but I figured I'd share what I know :)

      X SX SHace 10 meses
    • I did research and answered some of my own questions but then it raised new ones lol. You can generally major in whatever right? I'm doing my classes online. Originally I was going to major in Fisheries and Wildlife. They do not have a biology major BUT they do have biology as a minor. So would that be acceptable?

      MelanieMelanieHace 11 meses
    • FloraNova You can find what information you need using the internet, which is what you’re doing now. The requirements generally follow the premed track, but anyone will tell you to major what your interested in and then complete those requirements. If you’re looking at a specific school check to see what their prerequisites are because they can vary. Hope this helps!

      Eli SmithEli SmithHace 11 meses
  • The whole nursing home comment I found to be unnecessary. They are a necessary facility and many are great. They are so incredibly under staffed so I don’t think judgement is needed. Would you be willing to take care of your parents full time? I highly doubt it. The majority would not be up for that job. The care they receive may not always be amazing but it is sufficient most of the time considering how many people work there. Maybe you should try to make a change in how they are run or make a stand for how you see things and how you think they should be different. The comments were just a bit rude and immature

    pugs910pugs910Hace 11 meses
    • pugs910 I definitely agree with that!

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 11 meses
    • Kendra Lynne I appreciate the reply. Nursing homes are necessary, even if you were to pay for in home care. Elderly people cannot stay in their homes for the entirety of their lives, with or without 24/7 care. Facilities like nursing homes are necessary and I think need to be improved and put more time and effort into the programs and policies surrounding them

      pugs910pugs910Hace 11 meses
    • I appreciate this comment! You're very right and I apologize. The politics in nursing homes definitely need to be improved and so does the treatment of the staff. Maybe then they would care more. And of course I wouldn't be able to take care of my parents full time, but I certainly would invest to have some one take care of them in their homes. I'm not super passionate about being the one to make the move for change in this area, but would definitely be an advocate for it. Thank you again for your input

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 11 meses
  • Yay! Keep the videos coming! ❤️Will keep this video in mind when I graduate

    Pria VattamparambilPria VattamparambilHace 11 meses
    • Thanks babe!! love yaaa

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 11 meses
  • Thank you for sharing. What state did you have your first PA job in? Thank you.

    Lovely828Lovely828Hace 11 meses
    • @Kendra Lynne Thank you.

      Lovely828Lovely828Hace 11 meses
    • All my jobs are in Florida :)

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 11 meses
  • Not sure where you’re from, but $80k as a base salary is very low. Even $95k is low for someone seeing about 40 patients/day. That’s crazy. You were being overworked and underpaid. Most new grads start at $90k-$110k seeing 10-15 patients/day. It’s good you had a nice first experience though 😊

    Jinane AhmadJinane AhmadHace 11 meses
    • Julia Roberts you make much less?

      Stephania VazquezStephania VazquezHace un mes
    • My coworker here in NJ claims 80k is standard starting salary.

      Stephania VazquezStephania VazquezHace un mes
    • Jinane Ahmad where are you in the states?

      Stephania VazquezStephania VazquezHace un mes
    • Danya Nouri No offense, but that’s garbage and doesn’t make any sense.

      NeuroNate24NeuroNate24Hace 2 meses
    • Where I live a PA’s salary starts at $46k (CAD). Would be about $35k in US dollars

      Danya NouriDanya NouriHace 2 meses
  • Thanks for the transparency. #futurePA

    Tomiwa AkinbayoTomiwa AkinbayoHace 11 meses
    • Absolutely!! :)

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 11 meses
  • Off topic, but I love your dress where did you purchase it ?

    LessLessHace 11 meses
    • Thank you!! It's actually a jumpsuit from The Loft. I just got it on sale recently!

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 11 meses
  • Keep those PA PEARLs coming with regarding your job. It helps (ex. MRSA ---> endocarditis)

    411foryou411foryouHace 11 meses
    • Her trivializing and dummying down infectious disease to just ordering some antibiotics, X-rays, and some blood cultures, in addition to getting off at every day at 1 PM is a joke. Yes you have to look at wounds and examine them if you’re going to practice medicine.

      bbehgambbehgamHace 3 meses
    • Hahahaha. MRSA doesn’t equal endocarditis. MRSA is a strain of staphylococcus aureus that is resistant to methicillin/naficillin/oxacillin. Infections are determine by most common organism and thus coverage that is needed - for example, intrabdominal infections require gram negative and anaerobic coverage. Urinary tract infections require gram negative coverage (to cover for E. coli, the most common urinary pathogen), unless of course it’s ESBL then they require meropenem. Endocarditis is a disease process and not all endocarditis is due to MRSA (you can have fungal and streptococcal endocarditis). This girl seems very nice but this is why you go to medical school. Things cannot be so over simplified and cook book. This person doesn’t even know that endocarditis is an infection of the heart valve, not to be confused with myocarditis which a totally different disease process that is usually viral and affects the actual heart muscle. What is she going to do when she get a consult for antibiotic recommendations for an immunocompromised patient with neutropenic fever who is allergic to penicillins and other beta-Lactam antibiotics?!? Change her mind, and go be a Derm PA 2 months later? This is why doctors go to school for so long and do 3-7 years of residency PLUS fellowship.

      bbehgambbehgamHace 3 meses
    • Get a copy of First-Aid USMLE Step 1. It’s a USMLE board review book for medical students taking their Step 1 boards which contains all of the high-yield information you’ll need to know for things like this.

      Taylor MadeTaylor MadeHace 11 meses
    • Haha I'll definitely try!

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 11 meses
  • So 40 is a lot, so what were you doing with each patient and how many hours did you work to see that many? Did you ever go over time or had on calls or it was pretty much a standard time go in the morning get off around afternoon or mid day?

    Teresa RiceTeresa RiceHace 11 meses
    • Kendra Lynne so was the GRE difficult? And if you are going the nursing route to become an PA because you have to major in science or some time of clinical type of experience with patients. Do you have to take nclex or become a RN before becoming a PA just trying to understand the order of everything or the best route to take. Thank you

      Teresa RiceTeresa RiceHace 11 meses
    • I worked usually 8AM-5PM until I started splitting the work then it was like 8AM-1PM ish. I was very fast so it didn't take me too long

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 11 meses
  • Did you have to take the Nclex? Was the Nclex difficult or mainly just common sense? Some say it’s hard some day it’s mostly critical thinking.

    Teresa RiceTeresa RiceHace 11 meses
    • The NCLEX is for nurses, not PAs.

      Breanna AabergeBreanna AabergeHace 11 meses
    • You do not have to take the NCLEX for PA school. You take the GRE

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 11 meses
    • Teresa Rice I would like to know as well. In my opinion I feel like tests like that CAN be easier the way they are set up. But I’ve never taken it so I’m not sure, everyone is different to.

      NameNameHace 11 meses
  • So what were the hospital privileges you were waiting for? What did that consist of? And basically being an assistant PA you really didn’t have to much hands on or bedside or contact with the patient unless looking at infections? Also you mentioned dictate, what were you dictating?

    Teresa RiceTeresa RiceHace 11 meses
    • Privileges to see patients in the hospitals. No to the second question. And I dictated my notes :)

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 11 meses
  • As a college student, just entering into my last year of undergraduate studies. I will say, this was very inspirational to me. Kuddos to you for discussing salary. Not that it's all about money, that is something to keep in the back of my mind when i feel like giving up lol. Not too many degree/careers paths offer salaries of 80k-100k entry level!!!

    Markez NewkirkMarkez NewkirkHace 11 meses
    • Thank you!! and good luck to you in your journey!

      Kendra LynneKendra LynneHace 11 meses