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.

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Total Employees In 2010


Job Openings By 2025


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Required Education

Master's degree
Specific Programs:
Physician Assistant Masters Degre

Required Work Experience


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