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or $58.42 hourly
as of 2021
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Assisting and Caring for Others
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Physician Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 27.6% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Physician Assistants' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Physician Assistants' was $121,530, or $58.42 hourly
'Physician Assistants' are paid 165.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as physician assistants?
As of 2021 there were 132,940 people employed as Physician Assistants within the United States.
This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 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.
SOC Code: 29-1071.00
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