Physician Assistants

Are you curious about a career as a physician assistant in the United States of America? Read the outline below and then watch the videos included here to get better understanding of this career. Finally, don’t forget to use the comments section below to let us know what you learned today and if you would like us to include any other careers you’re interested in.

Now you can learn what Physician Assistants do, the work environment, how to become one, salary, and job outlook.

While you watch the first video on physician assistants, pay close attention to specialization areas, duties, and important qualities, as many job interview questions are based on this information.

If you’re interested in a career as a physician assistant in the USA, pay close attention to the education and training section, as well as licenses, certifications, and registrations, so that you know what to expect in getting prepared.

Finally, you need to review the job outlook section for physician assistants and know what to expect in the following years in terms of how many people are currently working in this field, as well as how many more are expected to be hired. The smaller total number of those employed in the field and the percentage of growth, the greater the job competition and higher difficulty for one to find a career as a physician assistant. However, the higher the total number of those employed in the field, and the above average percentage of job growth, the greater the likelihood of entry into this career.

You are strongly encouraged to watch both videos about physician assistants below, take good notes, and then visit the comments section below and share your thoughts and your knowledge on physician assistants in the United States of America.

What Physician Assistants Do

Physician assistants practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers.

Work Environment

Physician assistants work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare settings. Most work full time.

How to Become a Physician Assistant

Physician assistants typically need a master’s degree from an accredited educational program. All states require physician assistants to be licensed.


The median annual wage for physician assistants was $115,390 in May 2020.

Job Outlook

Employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 31 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. As demand for healthcare services grows, physician assistants will be needed to provide care to patients.

3 thoughts on “Physician Assistants”

  1. In this section I have learned so much, about what’s are the duties and clerical task of every carrier, as well as the certification, licensure and regulations necessaries to work in every laboral field, and it’s pretty interesting because, even though it show us the annual wage to every carrier and it’s funded in data statistics provided by the bureau of labor.

  2. Hello , Hind from Iraq , physician assistant practice medicine on teams with physician , surgeons and other healthcare workers.
    Physician assistant must be humanity with every patient regardless the money .
    They work in physician office , hospital , outpatient clinic , and other healthcare setting , most work full time.
    In my country In COVID 19 time while the patient need physician assistant visit there are two type first voluntary without prize and second 100 dollars for every time to visit patient home . This job need master degrees from accredited educational program and must be licensed.
    The median annual wage in Iraq good however high level life .
    Outlook this gob growth in USA as well in Iraq with reason good income .

  3. Interesting .physician assistant worked as hard as physician. They do almost the job requiered to treat a patient.

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