Physician Assistant (PA) Jobs

Physician Assistant is a rapidly growing career choice for those pursuing medical professions, with an estimated growth of 38 percent between 2012 and 2022. PAs see patients under the direction or supervision of a doctor and his or her team. Physician’s assistants can be found in a variety of medical facilities, ranging from OBGYN offices to emergency rooms, and everything in between.

Physician's Assistant Career Outlook

Physician assistants practice medicine under the supervision of physicians and surgeons and are formally educated to examine patients, make diagnoses, and provide treatment. Typical duties of a physician assistant include reviewing patients’ medical histories, conduct physical health exams, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, educating and counseling patients, recording patient’s progress, assisting in surgery, writing prescriptions, and diagnosing patients.

States with the highest employment level of Physician Assistants are New York, California, Texas, Florida, and Pennsylvania. The median annual wage for a physician assistant is $90,930, with hospitals, outpatient care centers, offices of health practitioners, educational services, and government being the top industries for a physician assistant.

Often, physician assistants are the primary care providers in rural areas. Some physician assistants also make house calls and provide care in nursing homes, before reporting back to the primary care physician. P.A.s are on their feet the majority of the day, making rounds and evaluating patients.

Becoming a Physician's Assistant

To become a physician assistant, one must obtain a master’s degree from an accredited educational program, after earning a bachelor’s degree and having some healthcare-related work experience. Usually, these degrees have a focus in science, and many applicants have prior experience as a registered nurse or paramedic.

Some ideas for healthcare industry experienced include a medical assistant, emergency medical technician, paramedic, Peace Corps volunteer, lab assistant, registered nurse, emergency room technician, surgical tech, or a certified nursing assistant.

All states also require a physician assistant to be licensed. To become licensed, one must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. To keep a certification, P.A.s must complete 100 hours of continuing education every two years.

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Mar 8, 2019

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LocumTenens.com - FL

We have a need for a psychiatric physician assistant at an outpatient facility in Florida for locum tenens coverage as soon as possible. Candidates must be psych certified and able to use electronic medical records.Dates Needed:  ASAP - ongoingHours Per Day:  8Provider Availability:  ...
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Mar 8, 2019

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LocumTenens.com - TN

Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant needed for busy practice in Tennessee. This is a full-time schedule with a mix of clinic, surgery assisting, and call. EVH experience requiredHours Per Day:  8Assignment Type:  OR; ERAssignment Duration:  LocumsFacility Type:  HospitalCall Required:  YesBoard Certification...
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Mar 20, 2019

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The Inline Group - Milwaukee, WI

CleanSlate Centers - Full TimeHours:PRN Options Available | Flexible Scheduling | Minimum 2 Days per WeekEmployedNew Graduates Welcome to ApplyAverage Patients seen: 4 Patients per HourCall Schedule: No CallLoan RepaymentSign-On BonusCompensation: $100K+ | KPI IncentivesBenefits: - Student Loan Options Beyond NHSC - Sign-on and Relocation Assistance Negotiable - Medical, Dental, Vision with Employer Contribution...
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Mar 20, 2019

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The Inline Group - Whittier, CA

JWCH Institute, Inc. - Full TimeHours:Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PMEmployedLoan RepaymentSign-On Bonus: $2000Compensation: $130K - $135K | Based on Experience | Details to be Discussed With Candidate Directly | Loan Repayment Through NHSCBenefits: Comprehensive Benefits Package OfferedAdditional Info: - Minimum 1-year experience as a PA in primary care - Must be...
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Mar 20, 2019
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Barton Associates - GA

A clinic in Georgia is looking for pediatrics physician assistant who can provide locum tenens coverage for 6 days in early November. The provider will work Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will see between 25 to 30 patients between the ages of 0 and 21. The locum will work on acute...
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Mar 20, 2019

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NEXTLocums - Gallup, NM

An esteemed IHS in Gallup, NM is looking for a best in class Travel NP or PA for a Emergency Medicine Urgent Care assignment. Quick Facts: Specialty(s): Emergency Medicine Urgent Care; Facility Type: IHS; Location: Gallup, NM. Job Description: ; Requirements: BC/BE:
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Mar 20, 2019

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NEXTLocums - Zanesville, OH

An esteemed Hospital in Zanesville, OH is looking for a best in class Travel NP or PA for a Anesthesiologist assignment. Quick Facts: Specialty(s): Anesthesiologist ; Facility Type: Hospital; Location: Zanesville, OH. Job Description: ; Requirements: BC/BE:
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Mar 20, 2019

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NEXTLocums - Ahoskie, NC

An esteemed Hospital in Ahoskie, NC is looking for a best in class Travel NP or PA for a General Surgery assignment. Quick Facts: Specialty(s): General Surgery ; Facility Type: Hospital; Location: Ahoskie, NC. Job Description: ; Requirements: BC/BE: BC/BE
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Mar 20, 2019

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NEXTLocums - Santa Monica, CA

An esteemed Hospital in Santa Monica, CA is looking for a best in class Locum PA for a Oncology assignment. Quick Facts: Specialty(s): Oncology ; Facility Type: Hospital; Location: Santa Monica, CA. Job Description: Gynecologic Oncology, Physician Assistance - locums May 2019 through August 2019 with possibility of extension Inpatient and outpatient...
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Mar 20, 2019

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NEXTLocums - Santa Monica, CA

An esteemed Hospital in Santa Monica, CA is looking for a best in class Locum NP or PA for a Urology assignment. Quick Facts: Specialty(s): Urology ; Facility Type: Hospital; Location: Santa Monica, CA. Job Description: Urological Oncology, Nurse Practitioner locums tenens March 2019 through May 2019 3 days a week - Office/...
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Mar 20, 2019

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NEXTLocums - North Platte, NE

An esteemed Hospital in North Platte, NE is looking for a best in class Travel NP or PA for a General Surgery assignment. Quick Facts: Specialty(s): General Surgery ; Facility Type: Hospital; Location: North Platte, NE. Job Description: ; Requirements: BC/BE: 1+
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Mar 20, 2019

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Interim Physicians - NY

Interim Physicians is looking to fill a Locum Tenens position for a NP/PA in New York. 7am to 7pmAverage patient census is 16-18 patientsOpportunity near New York CityWill perform such other responsibilities as reasonably assigned by the chief hospitalist and within NP/PA scope of practice
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Mar 20, 2019

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Interim Physicians - NC

Interim Physicians is looking to fill a Locum Tenens position for an Internal Medicine or Family Practice Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant in North Carolina. Average 20 Outpatients per DayAll Adult PatientsNo Call RequiredLocated in the Raleigh, North Carolina Area
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Mar 20, 2019

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Interim Physicians - NY

Interim Physicians is looking to fill a Locum Tenens position for a Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in New York. Shifts: 7am-7pmPatients per day: 15-19Develop treatment plansWrite orders for inpatient and outpatient medicineAbout 1.5 hours away from New York, NY
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Mar 20, 2019

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Interim Physicians - NC

Interim Physicians is looking to fill a Locum Tenens position for a General Surgery Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in North Carolina. Average 20 Patients per DayNo Call Coverage RequiredNot Required to Respond to CodesDoes Not Serve as Backup in the ERAbout 1 Hour from Greenville, North Carolina
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Mar 20, 2019

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Interim Physicians - FL

Interim Physicians is looking to fill a Locum Tenens position for a Neonatology Nurse Practitioner in Florida. QUICK FACTSMultiple Shift Times AvailableLevel III NICUADC: 75-80About 1 Hours from Miami, Florida
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Mar 20, 2019

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Interim Physicians - MN

Interim Physicians is looking to fill a Locum Tenens position for a Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant in Minnesota. 12-14 patients per shiftMonday – Friday 8a-5pWill see all ages but primarily 18+Management of chronic conditions, along with acute care needs, and medication
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Mar 20, 2019

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The Inline Group - Richland, WA

Kadlec Health System - Full TimeHours: Sign-On BonusBenefits: To be discussed with PS+D/EmployerAdditional Info: Tri-Cities, Washington -Seeking an experienced Family nurse practitioner. Full-time float position, working three 12-hour shifts per week at the 4 different Express care locations in the Tri-Cities. Competitive compensation; comprehensive benefits. At least two years...
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Mar 20, 2019
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VeloSource - Palm Springs, CA

VeloSource has a new permanent Primary Care opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant outside of Palm Springs, CA.- Well-established outpatient practice- Salary of $110K, negotiable for experience- 4 Days clinical, 1 Day Admin- 16-17 PPD- 4 weeks PTO, No weekends, No Holidays- Stipend for Benefits, 401K- Family Medicine...
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Mar 20, 2019
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VeloSource - New York City, NY

Located just over an hour outside of New York City, we have a great Locum Tenens Hospitalist opportunity.This position is open to either a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.- Hours are 7a-7p- Perform evaluation and management services to patients requiring hospitalist services - Develop treatment plans...
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