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Physician Assistants

Overview

Physician assistants (PAs) practice medicine under the supervision of licensed doctors of medicine or osteopathy, providing various health care services to patients. Much of the work they do was formerly limited to physicians. There are approximately 98,470 physician assistants employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Outgoing

Scientific

Career Ladder
Physician

Physician Assistant-Specialist

Physician Assistant

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