I was wondering if anybody on this board was involved in healthcare in a way to be able to understand and explain the benefits/disadvantages of becoming a physician assistant as opposed to a nurse practitioner. I am finishing up my Chemistry degree, but it appears that in order to get a decent job in Chemistry, I will have to attend more school for it, which I'm not sure I would like to do. I was told by my aunt, that is a Doctor, that Physician's assistant is the way to go. But speaking to a Nurse practitioner, she made it sound like Nurse practitioners can make just as much but have a little more autonomy from doctors. I understand they are both mid-level healthcare providers, but the more people I ask, the more I realize that the answer details tend to depend a lot on bias. I had no idea it would be so political! Does anyone on FSU have any insight?