• Physician Assistants
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 102,180
    $81,010 range bar $139,760
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. Their training prepares them to do many medical tasks.

What do they typically do

  • Give treatment, like setting broken bones and giving vaccinations
  • Review patients' medical histories
  • Research the latest treatments to ensure the quality of patient care
  • Diagnose a patient's injury or illness
  • Record a patient's progress
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests such as x-rays or blood tests
  • Prescribe medicine when needed
  • Conduct physical exams to check patients' health

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.9%
Job Opening 498

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