Career Choice: PA or NP?

I'm trying to figure out what field would be best for me. I'm a male, so would that work against me as an NP? Is there a difference in the work an NP or a PA is allowed to legally do (in New York)? Is one trusted in the medical community more than the other? And lastly (and of lesser importance to me) Is... show more I'm trying to figure out what field would be best for me.
I'm a male, so would that work against me as an NP?
Is there a difference in the work an NP or a PA is allowed to legally do (in New York)?
Is one trusted in the medical community more than the other?
And lastly (and of lesser importance to me) Is there a difference in salaries?
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