Physician Assitants

Medical Field Career

Information about a Physician Assistant Career:

Physician Assistants (PAs) perform a range of medical duties. They work in all areas of medicine. Physician Assistants provide basic care. They gather info from patients, perform medical exams, and order tests. PAs can also perform complex tasks.

In order to become a PA, you must have a High School Diploma, go to College and receive a Bachelors degree (eventually acquire Masters), be involved in some Health-related work, and be accepted into a 2-year PA program.

The future outlook of this career is good, according to CIS. "In Oregon, the number of jobs for physician assistants is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2020. Doctors' offices and hospitals are expected to hire more PAs because they are paid less than physicians. PAs also relieve physicians from some of the more routine duties and procedures."

Salaries of a Physician Assistant can range from $108,580 (top-yearly) and 99,540$ (median). PAs can make over $52.40 per hour.

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