2017 Physician Assistants
Median Pay: US$98,180
Entry Level: Master's degree
Summary
Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers. They examine, diagnose, and treat patients.
Duties

Physician assistants typically do the following:

  • Take or review patients' medical histories
  • Examine patients
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests, such as x rays or blood tests
  • Diagnose a patient's injury or illness
  • Give treatment, such as setting broken bones and immunizing patients
  • Educate and counsel patients and their families - for example, answering questions about how to care for a child with asthma
  • Prescribe medicine
  • Assess and record a patient's progress
  • Research the latest treatments to ensure the quality of patient care
  • Conduct or participate in outreach programs; talking to groups about managing diseases and promoting wellness

Physician assistants work on teams with physicians or surgeons and other healthcare workers. Their specific duties and the extent to which they must be supervised by physicians or surgeons differ from state to state.

Physician assistants work in all areas of medicine, including primary care and family medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, and psychiatry. The work of physician assistants depends in large part on their specialty or the type of medical practice where they work. For example, a physician assistant working in surgery may close incisions and provide care before, during, and after the operation. A physician assistant working in pediatrics may examine a child and give routine vaccinations.

In some areas, especially rural and medically underserved communities, physician assistants may be the primary care providers at clinics where a physician is present only 1 or 2 days per week. In these locations, physician assistants collaborate with the physician as needed and as required by law.

Some physician assistants make house calls or visit nursing homes to treat patients.

Physician assistants are different from medical assistants. Medical assistants do routine clinical and clerical tasks and they do not practice medicine.

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Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Nurse Clinician - Infusion Coordination, Full-time, Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant - Two shifts/week

Type: Part Time
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Medical Assistant - NEW Clinic, Woodfield Station

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Physical Therapy Assistant- Licensed

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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CNA Associate

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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NP - Cardiology - Farmville

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Oncology Infusion Registered Nurse (RN)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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LPN/Staff Nurse

Type: Part Time
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Nurse Clinician - Internal Mediicine, Full-time, Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Nurse Clinician will work in a multidisciplinary environment which will require exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, physicians, clinical and administrative units. This position will utilize nursing skills to...
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Contact Center Specialist I - Medicine

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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RN Rapid Response PRN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Physical Therapist Assistant - Des Moines IA

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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ADVANCED PRACTITIONER FELLOW - SURGERY UROLOGY

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Contact Center Specialist I - Medicine

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Schedules and registers Medical Faculty Associates, Inc. ("MFA") patients while providing effective customer service to all callers. Provides detailed information in addition to general information regarding the entire MFA.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To...
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Registered Nurse - Pediatrics & MCH Per Diem

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Team Medical Associate - Internal Medicine - City Ave.

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Charge Nurse - LPN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant - (Portland)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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