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Physician Assistants In Demand

General Information

Description

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.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit61.88%
  2. Private, not for profit29.55%
  3. State and local government4.04%
  4. Self-employed2.46%
  5. Federal government1.95%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Health Science

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+27%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$126,010

Military salary*

$121,111

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State-by-state Salary

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$142,520
$49,780
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 81%
  • First professional degree 13%
  • Bachelor's degree 5%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Psychology
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Biology

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