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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Nov 19, 2018

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NEXTLocums - Dorchester, MA

An esteemed Hospital in Dorchester, MA is looking for a best in class Travel PA for a Surgery assignment. Quick Facts: Specialty(s): Surgery ; Facility Type: Hospital; Location: Dorchester, MA. Job Description: ; Requirements: BC/BE:
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Nov 19, 2018

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The Inline Group - Ferndale, MI

Exclusive Physicians, PLLC - Full TimeHours:Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Friday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PMEmployedNew GraduatesCall Schedule: No Call ScheduleCompensation: Competitive CompensationBenefits: Full Benefits Package Offered Including: Medical/Dental/Vision | FSA | AFLAC | 401kAdditional Info: - The best part of working for EPIC is there is always room for growth and you...
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The Inline Group - Medford, NY

Medical360 Management NY - Full TimeHours:Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM | Friday 8 AM - 2 PMEmployedNew GraduatesAverage Patients seen: Varies by LocationCall Schedule: No CallLoan RepaymentSign-On BonusCompensation: Enjoy a Base Salary Up To $125,000 Plus Productivity Bonus Potential | Based on Experience | Sign-On and Relocation NegotiableBenefits: Health | 401k | Malpractice | CME Time and...
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The Inline Group - La Puente, CA

Central City Community Health Center, Inc. - Full TimeHours:Per Diem | Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PMEmployedNew GraduatesAverage Patients seen: 18 - 20Call Schedule: No CallLoan RepaymentCompensation: Excellent Compensation | Negotiable Depending on Experience | Loan Repayment Potential Through NHSCBenefits: - Health/Dental/Vision - Life Insurance - Paid Vacation/Sick Leave/10 Paid...
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The Inline Group - Fishkill, NY

CareMount Medical - Full TimeHours:Full Time and Part Time Opportunities Available | Weekends RotatedEmployedAverage Patients seen: Reasonable ExpectationCall Schedule: No CallCompensation: CareMount Medical offers an outstanding compensation package!Benefits: - Health/Dental/Vision/ Life - AD&D - FSA - 401k - Disability - Aflac Voluntary Options - Umbrella Coverage...
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The Inline Group - Poughkeepsie, NY

CareMount Medical - Full TimeHours:Full Time and Part Time Opportunities Available | Weekends RotatedEmployedAverage Patients seen: Reasonable ExpectationCall Schedule: No CallCompensation: CareMount Medical offers an outstanding compensation package!Benefits: - Health/Dental/Vision/ Life - AD&D - FSA - 401k - Disability - Aflac Voluntary Options - Umbrella Coverage...
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The Inline Group - Fishkill, NY

CareMount Medical - Part TimeHours:FlexibleEmployedAverage Patients seen: Reasonable ExpectationCall Schedule: No CallCompensation: CareMount Medical offers an outstanding compensation package!Benefits: - Health/Dental/Vision/ Life - AD&D - FSA - 401k - Disability - Aflac Voluntary Options - Umbrella Coverage - PTO/6 Paid Holidays - Employee Assistance Program...
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The Inline Group - East Islip, NY

Medical360 Management NY - Full TimeHours:Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM | Friday 8 AM - 2 PMEmployedNew GraduatesAverage Patients seen: Varies by LocationCall Schedule: No CallLoan RepaymentSign-On BonusCompensation: Enjoy a Base Salary Up To $125,000 Plus Productivity Bonus Potential | Based on Experience | Sign-On and Relocation NegotiableBenefits: Health | 401k | Malpractice | CME Time and...
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The Inline Group - Somers, NY

CareMount Medical - Full TimeHours:40 HoursEmployedAverage Patients seen: Reasonable ExpectationCall Schedule: No CallCompensation: CareMount Medical offers an outstanding compensation package!Benefits: - Health/Dental/Vision/ Life - AD&D - FSA - 401k - Disability - Aflac Voluntary Options - Umbrella Coverage - PTO/6 Paid Holidays - Employee Assistance Program...
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The Inline Group - Soledad, CA

Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas - Full TimeEmployedAverage Patients seen: 24Call Schedule: RequiredLoan RepaymentSign-On BonusCompensation: $134KBenefits: Comprehensive package with 100% benefits paid for provider AND family!Additional Info: Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas is a system of Federally Qualified, JCAHO Accredited Community Health Centers located throughout the...
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Nov 15, 2018

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VeloSource - Seattle, WA

Permanent opportunities for BE/BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Physicians in Seattle, Washington. - Outpatient only, Mon-Fri - Light phone call, 1:6 or better- Work with skilled nursing, long-term care, post-acute care and addiction patients with mental health disorders- Employed position with base salary and quality...
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Nov 19, 2018

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The Inline Group - Rhinebeck, NY

CareMount Medical - Full TimeHours:Full Time and Part Time Opportunities Available | Weekends RotatedEmployedAverage Patients seen: Reasonable ExpectationCall Schedule: No CallCompensation: CareMount Medical offers an outstanding compensation package!Benefits: - Health/Dental/Vision/ Life - AD&D - FSA - 401k - Disability - Aflac Voluntary Options - Umbrella Coverage...
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Nov 19, 2018

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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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Nov 19, 2018

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The Inline Group - Inchelium, WA

Lake Roosevelt Community Health Center - Full TimeHours:Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4 PM | Wednesday 10 AM - 4 PMEmployedNew GraduatesAverage Patients seen: 12-15Call Schedule: As Needed As BackupLoan RepaymentSign-On BonusCompensation: Regionally Competitive | $45.73 - $60 per Hour | Based on Experience | Cost of Living Increases | Sign-On and Relocation Assistance are NegotiableBenefits: Medical/Dental/...
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Nov 19, 2018

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Interim Physicians - AL

Interim Physicians is looking to fill a Locum Tenens position for a Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in Alabama. Model: One MD 7a-7p with an NP from 7p-7aAverage about 2-5 admissions per nightVents not requiredProcedures not requiredAbout 2 hours away from Birmingham, AL
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Nov 19, 2018

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NEXTLocums - Missoula, MT

An esteemed Hospital in Missoula, MT is looking for a best in class Travel PA for a Cardiothoracic Surgery assignment. Quick Facts: Specialty(s): Cardiothoracic Surgery ; Facility Type: Hospital; Location: Missoula, MT. Job Description: ; Requirements: BC/BE:
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Nov 19, 2018

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NEXTLocums - Longview, TX

An esteemed Hospital in Longview, TX is looking for a best in class Travel PA for a Cardiovascular Surgery assignment. Quick Facts: Specialty(s): Cardiovascular Surgery ; Facility Type: Hospital; Location: Longview, TX. Job Description: ; Requirements: BC/BE:
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Nov 19, 2018

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NEXTLocums - San Francisco, CA

An esteemed Hospital in San Francisco, CA is looking for a best in class Travel PA for a Orthopedic assignment. Quick Facts: Specialty(s): Orthopedic ; Facility Type: Hospital; Location: San Francisco, CA. Job Description: ; Requirements: BC/BE:
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Nov 9, 2018

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VeloSource - Palm Springs, CA

VeloSource has a new Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant opportunity in Riverside County, California.- Join a well-established Pediatric practice- Work with experienced board certified Pediatrician- Part-time, Three 1/2 days a week- Must be trained in Pediatrics- Spanish speaking candidates preferred, but not requiredContact VeloSource to discuss this job or...
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Nov 19, 2018

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Interim Physicians - PA

Interim Physicians is looking to fill a Locum Tenens position for a Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania. Shifts: 8a-6:30p and 7p-7aNight Shifts Average 6 Admits/NightMust Have Previous Hospitalist ExperienceLocated in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area
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