What is a career close to pa or any interesting ones you might suggest? I love natural medicine and anthropology and everything. I want to be a n.d naturopathic doctor.
Before choosing the PA route, I had strongly considered getting my PsyD, a PhD in medical anthropology, as well as going to med school. I am a simple person so I felt any of those paths would make me happy. Ultimately, I chose PA because it just seemed to fit best into what I wanted and expected my life to consist of. That is what you must think about when deciding what you want to do. If it’s interesting to you then research it. Talk to someone who knows the field and see what jobs there are for you if you choose that path.
As far as the ND route, I think that’s great that you want to pursue that! It’s truly a field that will continue to grow as people become more aware of how environment and genetics work together to impact your health. I am unfamiliar with the education requirements but I am sure they are worth it if it’s something you are passionate about. It truly is a great way to combine anthro, medicine and psychology and any other health field you might be able to think of.
Let me know what you decide! I assume you are still considering all your options based on this question but don’t rush it. it’ll be worth the time and effort to truly explore the field. If ND is something you want, then go for it 100%!
- Katie, PA-S