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.
Median Annual Wage: $95,820
Education: Master's degree (50%); Bachelor's degree (30%); Professional degree (15%)
Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Related Job Titles: Physician Assistant Certified (PAC); Physician's Assistant; Family Practice Physician Assistant; Midlevel Provider; Orthopaedic Physician Assistant; Physician Extender; Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C); Clinical Physician Assistant; General Surgery Physician Assistant; Surgical Physician Assistant