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Physician Assistants

Employment Prospects


Approximately 120,090 physician assistants are employed in the United States. PAs work in a variety of health care settings. PAs are employed by single physicians or group practices; others work at hospitals or for some type of government agency, with the Department of Veterans' Affairs being the largest government employer of PAs. They are also employed by clinics, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and prisons. Many health care providers in areas lacking quality medical care personnel, such as remote rural areas and the inner city, are hiring PAs to meet their needs.

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