• Physician Assistants
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 121,980
    $97,490 range bar $146,120
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Physician Assistants, also known as PAs, examine, diagnose, and treat patients under the supervision of a physician.

What do they typically do

  • Obtain and review patients' medical histories
  • Examine patients
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests, such as x-rays or blood tests
  • Diagnose a patient's injury or illness
  • Provide treatment, such as setting broken bones, stitching wounds, and immunizing patients
  • Educate and counsel patients and their families on a variety of issues, such as treatment and self-care for asthma
  • Prescribe medication
  • Assess and record a patient's progress
  • Research the latest treatments to ensure quality of patient care

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.8%
Job Openings 624

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