Physician Assistant major

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Physician assistants (PAs) are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision.

Employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 38% through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. (source)

The median annual wage for physician assistants was $92,970 in May 2013. (source)

The coolest thing about this program is the cadaver lab.

Jennifer, Physician Assistant, 2007

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Physician Assistant

  • work in primary care medicine
  • work in emergency medicine
  • work in family practice
  • work in orthopedics
  • work in cardiovascular surgery

Related Minor

  • A baccalaureate (Bachelor of Science [B.S.]) student may earn up to two minors
  • A student may not enroll in a minor within the same discipline as the declared major

Other Physician Assistant Information

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National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Pass Rates

The NCCPA 5-year pass rate summary compares the pass rate of Penn College first time takers (PANCE) to the national average. Read More

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