Graduates have a bright future ahead of them. Physician assistants have been named one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. by the Bureau of Labor & Statistics with an expected 30% increase in jobs by 2020, much faster than average for the majority of occupations. CNN’s Money magazine has listed Physician Assistants #2 on its Best Jobs in America list, and Forbes listed Physician Assistants #1 on a list of best master’s degree for jobs.
The median annual wage for physician assistants is $86,410, which is significantly higher than several other health diagnosing and treating practitioners. Annual wages vary from industry to industry within the practices of physician assistants – from hospitals to government organizations.
Students in the Jefferson Physician Assistant Studies Program develop the knowledge and expertise to practice in a wide range of healthcare settings such as: