Physician Assistants

Degree type: 
Length of Education: 
6 years
Average Salary: 

Physician assistants work closely with doctors to examine and evaluate patients, perform physical exams, prescribe medications, order tests, and assist in surgery.

Physician assistants can also diagnose minor injuries and illnesses and are an important part of the health care team.

Demand for PA’s are growing, especially in rural areas with few doctors.