Total Employment

120,090

Hourly Wage (avg)

$54.04

Annual Wage (avg)

$112,410

Description

Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.

Snapshot

SOC Code 29-1071 - Physician Assistants is a a final level code of the “Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 120,090 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $54.04 and average Annual Wage of $112,410.

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