Physician Assistant Studies The Profession


Our Field

Physician Assistants

  • Licensed to practice medicine and provide a wide range of healthcare diagnostic and treatment services with physician supervision.
  • Conduct physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions.
  • Specialize in areas like emergency medicine, internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, etc. after completing a core group of educational requirements.
  • Work in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, nursing homes, and other healthcare environments.

Source: Texas H.O.T. Jobs


Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Physician Assistants (PA) was projected to grow by 37% from 2016 to 2026. A 2015 American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) study found that more than 96% would recommend their PA career to others. U.S. News & World Report reports that in 2017, the median salary for PAs is $98,180.