Physician Assistant

Paige O'Leary

What is a Physician Assistant?

Provide healthcare services by conducting complete physicals, provide treatment and council the patient/his or her guardian. May also prescribe medication.

Nature of the Job

Work with patients and other doctors to find a solution to their health problem

Daily Activities

-Gather Information

-Assisting and Caring for Patients

-Documenting/Recording Information

-Making Decisions and Problem Solving

-Updating and Using Knowledge


-Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships

-Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

-Processing Information

-Analyzing Data or Information

Education Requirements

Most require graduate's degree and some require Ph.D, M.D. or J.D.


On average, $92,970 is made annually

Necessary Skills to Be Sucessful

-Active Listening

-Critical Thinking

-Reading Comprehension


-Service Oriented


-Judgement and Decision Making

-Problem Solving (Complex)


-Active Learning

Practice Setting

May work in offices of health Practitioners, hospitals, outpatient care centers, government, or educational services

Job Outlook

Becoming a Physician Assistant would allow you to build relationships with co-workers, patients, doctors, and others around the work environment. People could also feel accomplished by helping others reach their goal, and allowing them to reach the strongest of their abilities. Lastly, you could bring help to those in need of health care professionals.

A Day in the Life of a Physician Assistant