Physician Assistants

Job Description

Physician assistants provide health care services under a physician’s supervision. They perform tasks that are usually performed by doctors. They conduct physical exams and provide treatment, and counsel patients. Physician assistants may prescribe medications.

Academic Requirements

Physician assistants must obtain formal training through an educational program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). These programs often require applicants to have bachelor’s degrees and some amount of experience in the health care profession to gain admission.

Physician Assistants
$60-100
Thousand
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
16.12%
Job
Growth
 
High
Blood
Interaction
Master's Degree
Education
Required

Schools

University of Missouri – Kansas City

5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, 64110

Heritage College

1200 East 104th Street, Suite 300
Kansas City, 64131
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