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Physician Assistant Job Overview

Known as PAs, physician assistants practice medicine under the supervision of doctors and surgeons. Their education and training enable them to examine, diagnose and treat the illnesses and injuries of patients. Examples of things PAs do include physical examinations, patient counseling and, sometimes, prescribing medication. The supervision doctors provide to PAs typically involves reviewing patient records and checking in with the patient after he/she sees the PA. Most PAs work full time in doctor's offices, hospitals and other healthcare settings. Related occupations include nurse practitioner, paramedic, audiologist and physician.

Physician Assistant Job Education Requirements

The educational requirements of PAs are very similar to those of nurse practitioners. Physician assistants usually need a master's degree from one of the country's 170 accredited PA programs. The degree requires two years of full-time coursework and clinical training, as well as two to four years of undergraduate science education.

Toward the end of the program, aspiring PAs complete hundreds of hours of clinical training in myriad specialties, including internal medicine, pediatrics and family medicine. In all 50 states, PAs must obtain a license to practice. To secure a license, PA school graduates must pass an exam from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Maintaining the license requires continuing education for 100 hours every two years and passing a recertification exam every 10 years.

Physician Assistant Job Market

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 86,700 physician assistant jobs, and the field will add 33,300 more in the next decade. The growth rate of the profession for the next ten years is an estimated 38 percent, which is much faster than the national occupational average. A growing shortage of doctors in addition to an aging population and prevalent chronic disease will increase the demand for PAs.

Physician Assistant Job Salary Information

In 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the mean annual wage for physician assistants was $94,350, or $45.36 an hour. The highest-earning 10 percent of PAs made an average of $130,620 per year, while the lowest-earning 10 percent made an average of $62,030 annually. PAs working in the employment services industry make the most money, with an annual mean wage of $103,710, and those working in the home health services industry make the second-highest mean salary of $102,640. Those working for the federal executive branch make the least, with an annual mean wage of $84,050.
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Specialty: Physician Assistant Location: Buffalo, NY Contract#: LT 06261 Competitive Salary! • Location: Upstate New York • Specialty Requested: PA (Cardio Thoracic Surgery) • Start Date: ASAP • End Date: Ongoing • Type of Clinic (MSG, SSG, Solo, CH): Hospital • Schedule: 6:30 AM – 4:30 PM or 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM • IP/OP: Inpatient • Support Staff: Provider will work with team of Cardio Th...
Speciality: Physician Assistant - Ortho Location: Omaha, NE Contract #: LT 87409 Location: Omaha, NE Specialty Requested: ORTHO Physician Assistant Other Acceptable Specialties: N/A Reason For Opening: Finding replacement Start Date: ASAP End Date: ongoing Minimum Length of Coverage: 1 month Type of Clinic (MSG, SSG, Solo, CH): Hospital and Clinic Hospital/Facility Size (# beds/exam roo...
Get full-time benefits working only 3 days a week! Exciting outpatient Urgent Care Opportunity in Amarillo, TX. The clinic is open M-F from8 am - 10 pm and Sat-Sun from 8 am - 8 pm *No on-call or no administrative responsibilities. *Medical, dental, vision, insurances, and malpractice coverage included. *2 weeks paid vacation *Daily incentive bonus *$1000 CME *Best hourly rate *Generous pr...
We are currently seeking Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurse, Social Workers, Psychologists, Physicians, Radiology Techs, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to provide Full-time or PRN services at our government facility located in Port Isabel, Texas. This opportunity offers great benefits such as competitive compensation, paid benefits, paid holidays, paid time off, generous shi...
We are currently seeking Registered Nurses, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to provide Full-time or PRN services at our government facility located in Tacoma, WA. This opportunity offers great benefits such as competitive compensation, paid benefits, paid holidays, paid time off, generous shift differentials, and government security clearance. Key Job Duties Obtains medi...
We are currently seeking Registered Nurses, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to provide Full-time or PRN services at our government facility located in San Diego, CA. This opportunity offers great benefits such as competitive compensation, paid benefits, paid holidays, paid time off, generous shift differentials, and government security clearance. Key Job Duties Obtains m...
Practice Setting: Hospital Description: To speak to someone regarding this position please call 1-800-377-0730 Why Parallon Locums? - 24/7 access to your Physician Agent - Customized opportunity search - Top pay rates and locations - AM Best A++ rated malpractice coverage - Turn key credentialing, privileging and licensing assistance - Full paperwork completion by a dedicated support spe...
Practice Setting: Hospital Description: To speak to someone regarding this position please call 1-800-377-0730 Why Parallon Locums? - 24/7 access to your Physician Agent - Customized opportunity search - Top pay rates and locations - AM Best A++ rated malpractice coverage - Turn key credentialing, privileging and licensing assistance - Full paperwork completion by a dedicated support spe...
Practice Setting: Hospital Description: To speak to someone regarding this position please call 1-800-377-0730 Why Parallon Locums? - 24/7 access to your Physician Agent - Customized opportunity search - Top pay rates and locations - AM Best A++ rated malpractice coverage - Turn key credentialing, privileging and licensing assistance - Full paperwork completion by a dedicated support spe...
AN ESTABLISHED MEDICALCENTER IN THE BRONX, IS LOOKING TO HIRE A FULL TIME REGISTERED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT RPA-C FOR OUR PRIMARY CARE DEPARTMENT HOURS: MON-FRIDAY 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM SATURDAY 9:00AM TO 2:00PM Spanish speaking (preferred) 2+ YEARS EXPERIENCE A MUST. EXCELLENT SALARY AND BENEFITS. Please email C.V. to : ***** OR Fax C.V. TO (646)224-1310 OR Call Mr. Silver...
Specialty: OBGYN Location: Aurora, CO Contract#: LT 95974 Competitive Salary! • Location: Colorado • Specialty Requested: OB/GYN • Start Date: September 30, 2014 • End Date: December 31, 2014 • Type of Clinic (MSG, SSG, Solo, CH): SSG - OB/GYN • Hospital/Facility Size (# beds/exam rooms): 4 Exam Rooms, 1 Procedure Room & Ultrasound • Schedule: Monday - Friday (8-hour Shifts) • Patient A...
Specialty: Family Practice Location: Vernon, Alabama Contract#: LT 83792 Competitive Salary! Location: Northwest AL Specialty Requested: Family Medicine Other Acceptable Specialties: IM physician Reason For Opening: Coverage Start Date: ASAP End Date: PERM Type of Clinic (MSG, SSG, Solo, CH): Outpatient Clinic Hospital/Facility Size (# beds/exam rooms): 4-6 exam rooms Schedule: Monday ...
Specialty:Family Practice Contract #:LT 4470 Location:Tomball, Texas Salary:Competitive Description: Location: Houston, TX area Specialty: FP. Will consider IM or GP who has been seeing Newborns+ recently Type of Clinic (MSG, SSG, Solo, CH): Private Practice Schedule: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Thurs: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Patient Volume: 20 - 30 pts/day Patient Ages: Newborns to ...
Immediate opening for a Physician or Physician Assistant. Boston Medical Group treats male patients for erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and low testosterone. Specialized training is provided. No hospital rounds or surgery. Guaranteed hourly wage with a future potential for percentage of gross. Tremendous opportunity for the right candidate. Applicant must have an exceptional person...
Immediate opening for a Physician or Physician Assistant. Boston Medical Group treats male patients for erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and low testosterone. Specialized training is provided. No hospital rounds or surgery. Guaranteed hourly wage with a future potential for percentage of gross. Tremendous opportunity for the right candidate. Applicant must have an exceptional person...
Practice Setting: Hospital Description: To speak to someone regarding this position please call 1-800-377-0730 Why Parallon Locums? - 24/7 access to your Physician Agent - Customized opportunity search - Top pay rates and locations - AM Best A++ rated malpractice coverage - Turn key credentialing, privileging and licensing assistance - Full paperwork completion by a dedicated support spe...
Specialty: Cardiovascular Surgery Location: Pensacola, FL Contract #: LT 24897 • Location: Florida • Specialty Requested: Cardiovascular Surgery • Start Date: December 1, 2014 • End Date: June 30, 2015 • Type of Clinic (MSG, SSG, Solo, CH): Hospital & Outpatient Clinic • Hospital/Facility Size (# beds/exam rooms): 2 Exam Rooms • Schedule: Clinic Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Wednesday & Thurs...
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FT/PT Physician Assistant for busy multi physician office * Please submit resume to: Altoona Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center P.O. Box 909 Duncansville, PA 16635 Fax to: 814-696-1882 Or email: dgibbons@ altoonaresearch.com EOE Click Image to View Ad provided by The Altoona Mirror...
Specialty: Nurse Practioner/ Physician's Assistant Location: St. Ignace, MI Contract #: LT 46551 • Location: St. Ignace, MI • Specialty Requested: NP or PA with Womens Healthcare experience • Other Acceptable Specialties: FP with Womens Healthcare experience • Reason For Opening: Vacancy • Start Date: October 27 • End Date: December 5 • Minimum Length of Coverage: 1 month • Schedule: Mon...
Company Overview NaphCare, Inc. is an industry leader in correctional health care services, successfully operating programs in 27 states. We offer a wide range of services including comprehensive health care, on-site dialysis, off-site management, in house pharmacy services and an EMR system created specifically for corrections. Our services are uniquely designed to meet the needs our clients hav...

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Physician Assistant

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Master's
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Bachelor's
23.5%
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10.2%
Certification
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Doctorate
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