Physician Assistants

8.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
12%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
31%
by 2030
WAGES
$115,390
or $55.47 hourly
VOLUME
125,280
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 12% (No worries)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Physician Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 31% by 2030
'Physician Assistants' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Physician Assistants' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Physician Assistants' was $115,390, or $55.47 hourly
'Physician Assistants' are paid 175.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 125,280 people employed as Physician Assistants.
This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 29-1071.00

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