Why Physician Assistant?
Work in a Fast-Growing Profession
Physician Assistant has been named one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. by the Bureau of Labor & Statistics, with an expected 38.4% increase in jobs by 2020. CNN’s Money magazine has listed Physician Assistants on its Best Jobs in America list, and Forbes listed Physician Assistants #1 on a list of Best Master’s Degree for Jobs.
Earn a High Annual Wage
The median annual wage for physician assistants is $101,480, which is significantly higher than several other health diagnosing and treating practitioners. Annual wages vary from industry to industry within the practices of physician assistants.
Choose Your Setting
Students in the Physician Assistant Studies Program develop the knowledge and expertise to practice in a wide range of healthcare settings, such as:
- Physician group practices
- Health clinics
- Nursing home or LTC facility
- Community health center facility
Choose Your Specialty
Physician assistants are able to practice in a variety of settings and specialty areas, allowing them to have more choices than many other healthcare professionals. These specialties can range from family medicine to surgical subspecialities to emergency settings. Our students graduate with both the knowledge and confidence to succeed in any area of medicine.