Becoming a Physicians Assistant
A Bright Future Starts with a Sure Path
Why become a Physician's Assistant?
After two years of school, physician assistants make a median of $93,000 a year. (1)
PAs practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories and the uniformed services. (3)
Where do you Stand?
The salary range for becoming a PA is quite appealing.
After earning your bachelor's degree, most students complete a two-year master's physician assistant program. To get into this program, you must pass the PANRE
(2) During the first year, you’ll take medical science courses such as:
- Disease prevention
In the second year of your master's studies, you gain clinical experience in primary care medicine. You'll study the broad spectrum of medical and surgical care, allowing you to practice in the variety of specialties rather than one specific area of study. These include the the following:
- Inpatient medicine
- Obstetrics and gynecology
- Emergency medicine