Demographic information on Physician assistants in the US. The average age of male Physician assistants in the workforce is 41.9 and of female Physician assistants is 38.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Physician assistants is White.
Data on higher education choices for Physician assistants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Physician assistants is Biology but a relatively high number of Physician assistants hold a major in Cultural & Gender Studies.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Physician assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Physician assistants need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Physician assistants need more than the average amount of Science, Service Orientation, and Systems Evaluation.
Projections on wages and job growth for Physician assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Physician assistants are expected to see a growth of 37.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.