Physician Assistant

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Employment Outlook & Salary

Employment of PAs is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations due to anticipated expansion of the health service industry and an emphasis on cost containment. Employment opportunities are expected to be good for physician assistants, particularly in areas or settings that have difficulty attracting physicians, such as the rural and inner city clinics. According to U.S. Department of Labor, there are approximately 83,640 practicing PAs in the US with a median annual earnings of $90,930. For more information, click here.

Types of Employers for Physician Assistants

Private & Nonprofit Organizations

  • Academic medical centers
  • Extended care facilities
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial clinics
  • Internal medicine offices
  • Medical groups
  • Nursing homes
  • Private practices
  • Public health clinics
  • Rehabilitation center
  • Research organizations
  • Resorts
  • Satellite clinics
  • Student health services
  • Urban community centers


Government Agencies

  • Armed Forces
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Peace Corps
  • Public Health Service
  • Veterans Administration
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