What Are The Training Requirements for Physician Assistants?

Physician assistants need a master's degree.

Degrees for Physician assistants
Typical education of Physician assistants
Percent
Less than High School 0.2
High School 1.0
Some College 2.6
Associates Degree 4.6
Bachelors Degree 18.0
Masters Degree 57.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 15.9

What Is the Employment Outlook for Physician Assistants?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 28,000 more physician assistants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 50,000 more.

This career includes 94,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Physician Assistants Make?

On average, physician assistants make $49.08 per hour or $102,090 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Physician Assistants?

Hourly income for Physician assistants in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Physician assistants $31.55 $41.41 $48.79 $58.37 $68.37
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $23.60 $28.74 $37.49 $53.60 $84.62
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Physician Assistants?

Annual salary for Physician assistants in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Physician assistants $65,620 $86,130 $101,480 $121,420 $142,210
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $49,090 $59,780 $77,980 $111,480 $176,020
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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