That is something you will need to do reading on, as its too big an issue to address here, The education is different, the focus is different, certain specialties are more NP and others more PAs. They make about the same, more or less, being a male will have no impact, and neither is trusted more than the other-that is an individual thing. Some docs/groups prefer PAs, others, NPs. You can look up state regulations for both on the web; PAs are under the medical board and NPs under the nursing. The rules and regs are pages long. However, one big difference, is PAs can change specialties at will, NPs can not, as their training programs are in a specific area, that may or may not be important. PAs also have to do more continuing education, and retake their cert exam every few years. You pick the one that fits your philosophy and career goals and educational level (PAs take far more hard science-a pre med track) and read and speak to each.
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