FWIW, my niece graduated PA school recently and got a job (even before graduation) at Johns Hopkins.
- The hours suck.
- The schedule is unpredictable.
- The people range from jerks to saints.
- The daily “routine” is anything else but.
- The pay is decent, although with their student debt it’s not like she and her husband are in any danger of living without a budget, any time soon.
She loves it.
Oh, and PA school was brutal. She compared under-grad life to post-grad; under-grad was four years of party, while PA school… Near graduation she and her classmates were trying to figure the last time they were out partying, and decided maybe a two-hour lunch (her husband: “When did you ever take a two-hour lunch?” “Okay, maybe it was more like 90 minutes”) was the best they could come up with. She also said she made her best friends ever in that place.