Can a Physician’s Assistant be a partner in a doctor’s practice?
I don’t even truly know if a Nurse Practitioner can do that.
I mean yes it is possible, but in the reality of things no.
There is a pecking order and DOCTORS are on the top of the heap.
It sets a bad precedent.
They want you to have your own license, your own client base, they want YOU to contribute directly to the financial success and as a NP and PA you are under SUPERVISION so you are not an equal.
I have a friend with over 15 years in as a Para Legal in which he worked BOTH TABLES in the courtroom. He’s making at or above Entry Level LAWYER PAY. But if he were to get a LAW degree his pay would double or possibly triple.
He is scraping his head on the ceilling of the paycheck at about $50-$60K a year with only 2 or 3 year of college and no law school. BUT since he worked for both PLAINTIFF and PETITIONER and has 15 years total experience he rates a pay check above that of a Lawyer fresh from Law School with NO experience.
BUT his will NEVER get SENIOR LAW ASSOCIATE PAY. Which is a full Lawyer with 10-15 years experience who is making over $100K
It’s just the way things are done.
My Uncle was an ORDERLY at a Psychiatric hospital and they eventually let him lead GROUP sessions, but at ORDERLY PAY of about $18K
They told him to get a degree and become an RN. THey even PAID for him to do it.
He did. The day he got his AA and RN license his pay went from $18k to $25k one shot.
His work didn’t not change. He did the SAME job as a Psychaitric Nurse as he did as a PSychiatric Orderly, but his pay grade changed.