Becoming a Physicians Assistant

A Bright Future Starts with a Sure Path

Why become a Physician's Assistant?

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014), job growth for physician assistants is expected to grow 30 percent between 2010 and 2020. This is one of the fastest growing careers today. (1)

After two years of school, physician assistants make a median of $93,000 a year. (1)

The load

(2) During the first year, you’ll take medical science courses such as:

  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Disease prevention
  • Pharmacology

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
  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Geriatrics
  • Emergency medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Pediatrics

A Day in the Life of a PA

A Day in the Life - Physician's Assistant
Schumacher Group: Benefits of Being A Physician Assistant