What do they do?
Physician Assistants see people who require medical assistance. Depending on the condition set by the medical center, they may perform separately with little Physician guidance. In any situation, they have more medical power and flexibility than most medical professionals. Their limits will be defined by a Physician Supervisor of the medical center at which they are employed. Quite often Physician Assistant's can be guided by a Physician Supervisor by many telecommunication methods, allowing for full medical coverage even when short-staffed.
Physician Assistants can focus on a variety of medical areas. The most common are family remedies, inner remedies, medical techniques, orthopedics, and cardiology.
To become a Physician's Assistant, a Bachelor degree is needed and a Masters in the field from an approved university. To increase your chances of being recognized as a Physician’s Assistant, it helps if your Bachelor’s degree is in a technology such as chemistry. The qualification must cover physician training and not nursing training. To be a Physician Assistant you do not need to cover a period of residence.
Schools offering this job
East Carolina Univerisity
Wake Forest University
Physician assistant jobs are estimated to grow 38 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is much faster than the average for most other occupations. This is due to the increased demand for healthcare services due to ageing and population growth and widespread chronic disease, combined with a shortage of physicians. As a result, the demand for healthcare providers, such as physician assistants will increase.