Re: How did you choose AA instead of CRNA Archived Message
Posted by Nova on November 30, 2009, 10:09 pm, in reply to "Re: How did you choose AA instead of CRNA"
I chose this route because I was exposed to anesthesia in the training for another allied health field and fell in love with it. At the time I was unaware of AAs (I live in a state where they can't practice yet). After finding out about the AA profession I became dead set on becoming one. There are several reasons for this: the love of the field, love of patient care, and the benefits (I won't lie, the pay is attractive). From what I gathered speaking to AA student and professors I interviewed with is that there is quite a number of jobs for AAs around and most people have a number of job offers before they graduate. Now, you seem apprehensive about the number of states that currently allow AAs to practice. This number has been on the rise and will only continue to grow. I have yet to encounter one AA that has negative feelings toward his/her profession.