How to negotiate your contract, like a boss.
Now that I’m entering the double digits of my graduation countdown, it’s time to start planning for the rush of things about to come. Finding a job, studying for the PANCE, passing the PANCE, actually being a real PA. It hit me the other day, there is A LOT happening in the next few months. I have been waiting to have my “big girl job” for so long and it is finally about to happen. But what actually happens once I get offered a job? I have never had a professional job or contract. I have never had to negotiate a salary or benefits. I realized I know nothing about the process and it’s time I figure it out.
So you got a job offer. AMAZING! Now what??
I reached out to Savanna Perry of The PA Platform to see if she had any advice about the process. She was so gracious in answering some questions for me and I wanted to share them with you. While this is tailored to PAs and practitioners, most of the information in this guide also applies to non-medical professionals!