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2014-06-26 23:01:27

RAPS' survey of the global healthcare regulatory profession finds regulatory professionals’ salaries on the rise, identifies key drivers of compensation and sheds light on regulatory professionals’ job responsibilities and backgrounds. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) has released the results of its biennial survey of the global healthcare regulatory profession, which found regulatory professionals’ salaries on the rise and...

2014-05-06 12:26:35

NUREMBERG, Germany, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire fighters are rated the most trustworthy; politicians with the lowest level of trust According to a global study on trusted professions conducted by GfK Verein fire fighters are at top of the list. In almost all countries politicians are trusted the least. The global study encompasses the empirically researched trust in over 30 professions with which people enter into relationships in their daily lives. The selection...

2014-02-04 08:32:51

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research conducted by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) shows that the nationwide median compensation is $90,000 for PAs who are paid only a salary, and $100,000 when PAs earn a base salary plus a bonus. Across all practice settings and specialties, nearly half (46%) of PAs report receiving bonuses on top of their base salary. Bonuses are largely determined by performance outcomes such as productivity and...

2014-01-21 23:27:54

The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) today published three International Education Standards (IESs). These three IESs will replace the educational requirements of the three extant standards. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) today published the following three International Education Standards (IESs): IES 2, Initial Professional Development-Technical Competence; IES 3, Initial...

2013-10-16 09:16:14

Consumers appreciate being able to share their perks with others, and will sacrifice exclusivity to do so, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "Companies spend billions of dollars each year on customer loyalty or VIP programs in an effort to reward loyal customers and make them feel both special and a sense of status," write authors Brent McFerran (University of Michigan) and Jennifer J. Argo (University of Alberta). Many loyalty programs, like airline lounges,...

2012-07-13 10:50:16

Women who go to medical school just for the financial rewards of being a doctor could be making a mistake, according to a study published in the Journal of Human Capital. The research found that after factoring in the high upfront costs of becoming a doctor, most women primary-care doctors would have made more money over their careers becoming physician assistants instead. For the median man on the other hand, becoming a doctor pays a substantial premium over becoming a PA. Two factors...

2011-11-30 18:19:24

Student BMJ: Is medicine a woman's world? In the UK, women doctors are set to outnumber their male counterparts by 2017. The press has dubbed the rise "worrying" and "bad for medicine" but in an editorial published by Student BMJ today, Maham Khan asks is medicine becoming overfeminized and is having too many female doctors bad practice? Jane Dacre, Medical School Director at University College London, believes feminization is a fact, but disagrees that medicine is becoming...

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