Why do PAs enjoy going to work? Three main reasons: helping others, interacting with patients and the intellectual challenge of the career. A 2004 study found physician assistants are the happiest medical professionals. Dr. Dawn LaBarbera, chair of PA studies at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana, joins host Lisa Dandrea Lenell to discuss how her study impacts PAs now, and what PAs should look for in career decisions to retain high job satisfaction.