When I Grow Up

By: Isabelle Lockwood

Careers if I Had to Choose

Hospitalists

Anesthesiologist

Physician Assistant

What I Want to Be

When I grow up I want to be a physician assistant. Physician assistants provide healthcare services typically performed by themselves. They conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. In some cases they prescribe medication. They examine patients to obtain information about their physical condition.

Average Salary

$92,970

Most common Types of Education

Types

Master's degree (29%)

Bachelor's degree (29%)

Post-baccalaureate certificate (21%)

Other (21%)

Day-to-day Tasks

Examine patients to obtain information about their physical condition. They will interpret diagnostic test results for deviations from normal. They will also obtain, compile and record patient medical data, including health history, progress notes and results of physical examination.
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Job Outlook

Employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 38 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

Other Benefits/ Compensation

This job includes retirement plans, leave policies, wellness programs and insurance policies, such as health, life, and disability.
Houston Physician Assistant Ryan Teague, PA-C

UNIVERSITIES

LSU (Louisiana State University)

-Annual Cost: $16,073

-Tuition: In state $5,207 Out of state $20,

-Books: $1,500

-Housing: $5,180

-Meal Plan: 19 meals per week= $2,093 per semester-


-Loans: YES

-Scholarships: YES

-Work Study: YES

-Exemptions: YES


-Application: YES

SAT and/or ACT score: SAT 1and 2- graduate n/a ACT- first year, transfer, and international required, Graduate n/a

-High school GPA: YES

-AP Courses: NO

-Essay: recommended but not needed

LTU (Louisiana Tech University)

-Annual Cost: $11,102

-Tuition: in state $4,777 out of state $13,399

-Books: $1,800

-Housing: $2,625

-Meal Plan: 19 meals per week= $950.00 per semester


-Loans: YES

-Scholarships: YES

-Work Study: YES

-Exemptions: YES


-Application: YES

-SAT and/or ACT score: ACT recommended- graduate n/a SAT 1 and 2: Graduate n/a International n/a

-High school GPA: YES

-AP Course: NO

-Essay: NO

UA (University of Alabama)

-Annual Cost: $19,516

-Tuition: in state $9,450 out of $23,950

-Books: $1,200

-Housing: $5,600

-Meal Plan: $1,633 per semester- no amount of food you can have


-Loans: YES

-Scholarships: YES

-Work Study: YES

-Exemptions: YES


-Application: YES

-SAT and/or ACT score: ACT- first year required, transfer optional, graduate n/a, international optional SAT 1 AND 2- graduate and international n/a

-High school GPA: YES

- AP Course: NO

-Exemptions: optional but not needed

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