A physician assistant is a medical professional who operates under a doctor’s supervision. Both, the doctor as well as the PA, share patient care responsibility. A scope of a PA’s duties includes examining patients, diagnosing illnesses, taking the patient’s history, developing and carrying out treatment plans, counseling patients on healthcare plans and suturing wounds.
A PA always works under the supervision of a doctor. They may do this in an office, hospital, or other health care organization.
Median Salary: $90,930 per year
Projected Growth: 38% from 2014-2024