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Physician Assistants

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Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.


  • Requirements for admission to training programs vary; most applicants have a college degree and some health-related work experience.
  • Physician assistants must complete an accredited education program and pass a national exam in order to obtain a license.
  • Employment is projected to grow much faster than the average.
  • Job opportunities should be good, particularly in rural and inner-city healthcare facilities.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $88,660/yr ($44.33/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Masters