Physician Assistants

Civilian:

Physician Assistants

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.

Military:

Physician Assistants

Physician assistants provide routine health care for patients, freeing physicians to concentrate on more serious health problems. Physician assistants examine, diagnose, and treat patients under the supervision of medical doctors.

Job Titles

  • Anesthesia Technician
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant
  • Anesthetic Assistant
  • Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C)
  • Certified Physician's Assistant

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Nationwide Salary Average*

Civilian:
$101,480
Military:
$116,677

*Average calculated based on median level of pay

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