Physician Assistants

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Occupation Description

Physician assistants deliver healthcare services normally performed by a doctor, but do so under their supervision. They conduct comprehensive physicals, deliver treatment, and counsel patients in many areas. In some cases they are able to prescribe medicine. They must complete accredited education programs for physician assistants before entering the field.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

83640

Job Openings By 2020

40600

Growth Rate

29.5%

Required Education

Master's degree
Specific Programs:
Physician Assistant Masters Degre

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth