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Physician Assistants


What Physician Assistants Do
Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers. They examine, diagnose, and treat patients.



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.


Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for physician assistants was $98,180 in May 2015. Employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 30 percent by 2024.