Top 10 ThriveAP Blog Posts of 2014

The time for the obligatory annual “top 10” lists has arrived. I actually love this time of year when we take a look back at the last 12 months and look forward to the coming year. While you never truly get a fresh start in life, the New Year can feel pretty close. Today, in the spirit of reflecting back, I’ve crunched a few numbers and identified ThriveAP’s most read blog posts of 2014.

Without further ado, I present to you the most popular ThriveAP blog posts of the year.

1. 10 Highest Paying Nurse Practitioner Specialties 

Cha-ching! Nurse practitioners earn excellent incomes. But, some specialty NP’s are really making big bucks. After you check out this post featuring the highest paying nurse practitioner specialties, check out this one showing the lowest paying picks.

2. 10 Highest Paying Physician Assistant Specialties

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Statistics show that in past years physician assistants have been raking in even more than NPs when it comes to their salaries. Which physician assistants earn the most? Radiology PA’s come in at the top. Read the post for the other 9 top specialty picks.

3. How Long Does it Take to Become a Physician Assistant?

Planning your career path can seem pretty complicated. So, we boiled down the steps to becoming a physician assistant for prospective PA’s. Once you identify how exactly you plan to become a physician’s assistant, get some insight into how to get admitted to your top PA program.

4. Nurse Practitioner Employment Contract Considerations

Hearing the words “you’re hired” is just the beginning of accepting a job offer. Ironing out the details of your contract can take time, negotiation, and can even be a little confusing. As part of the ThriveAP Career Advisor Program we identified a few things to watch out for before you sign on the dotted line of your next employment agreement.

5. 8 Best Lab Coats for Women

Tired of the baggy, boxy look lab coats too often give? There are a few companies offering a better alternative. You don’t have to sacrifice fashion or function with these lab coat picks. Don’t worry guys, we also have identified the best lab coats for dudes.

6. How Do You Become a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner?

It seems there are a lot of nurse practitioners out there interested in, well, skin. From aesthetic procedures to removing pesky basal cells, the field of dermatology is more complex than it seems making it a great career option for NPs. Not to mention, the hours and pay are pretty sweet.

7. 5 Steps to Becoming an Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Are you interested in a career with the excitement and unpredictability of working in the emergency department? Advancing your nursing career to become an ER NP takes just a couple years and can be an exciting venture. Here’s how to accomplish your career transition in 5 easy steps.

8. 10 Accelerated Physician Assistant Programs for High School Students

Sometimes your career path is clear at a young age. The advantage to deciding what you want to be early in life is that you can take the most efficient route to achieving your dream. For high school students looking to become physician assistants, there are a few programs offering an expeditious path to the physician assistant career.

9. Top 5 Things to Consider in Choosing Your Nurse Practitioner Program

There are literally hundreds of nurse practitioner programs out there. How do you sort through them to select the best option for your needs? These cirteria can help.

10. 6 Best States for Nurse Practitioner Practice

State laws can seriously affect nurse practitioner’s ability to do their jobs. So, we identified 6 states with the most favorable laws when it comes to NPs. Our post about the 5 worst states for nurse practitioner practice sparked a flurry of controversy as well.


What were your favorite ThriveAP blog posts of 2014?


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