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.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 139,100 people employed as career profile - physician assistants in the United States. The median annual salary is $121,530. Entry level employees earn approximately $77,940 per year and senior employees earn approximately $164,620 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.
Data is sourced from United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration and the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development.