💼 Physician Assistant Career Info

Career Description
A physician assistant is a healthcare professional who practices medicine under the supervision of a licensed physician. They provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive healthcare services, as delegated by a physician. They perform patient assessments, order and interpret diagnostic tests, assist in surgeries, and provide patient education. Physician assistants often work in clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. This profession is expected to have a high demand in the future, as the need for primary care providers continues to grow. Physician assistants typically have a good work-life balance, with regular working hours and opportunities for flexibility.
Hard Skills
patient care medical knowledge diagnostic skills surgery assistance phlebotomy medical record keeping patient assessment
Soft Skills
communication empathy problem-solving teamwork
Relevant Educations
Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Master of Physician Assistant Studies Doctor of Physician Assistant Studies Bachelor of Science in Biology Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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Remote friendly
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Introvert friendly
Austism friendly
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Work hours
Standard Work Hours Flexibility