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Table 2 Career motivation factors

From: Integration of the first physician assistants into Israeli emergency departments – the physician assistants’ perspective

  How relevant are each of these factors to you in your decision to become PA? (2016) How relevant are each of these factors to you now? (2017)
Meana SD Meana SD
Professional challenge 5.9 0.2 4.9 1.2
Personal fullfilment 5.8 0.5 4.4 1
Upgrading my professional status 5.8 0.5 4 1.4
Satisfaction with the decision to become PA 5.8 0.5 4 0.7
Career advancement 5.8 0.5 2.7 1.3
A chance of an increase in wages 5.3 0.9 3 1.1
  1. a Ratings from 1 (not at all) to 6 (to a very large extent)