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Total Workforce
95,891
Average Age
39.3
Estimated Job Growth
30.4%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$88,963
Average Male Salary
$107,967
Average Female Salary
$80,441

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Physician assistants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Physician assistants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Physician assistants, by average wage, is Employment services. Physician assistants are paid most in Litchfield County PUMA, CT but are relatively concentrated in Franklin Park Borough & Allison Park PUMA, PA.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Physician assistants in the US. The average age of male Physician assistants in the workforce is 42.7 and of female Physician assistants is 37.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Physician assistants is White.

Gender Composition

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Physician assistants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Physician assistants is Health but a relatively high number of Physician assistants hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

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Skills

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.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Physician assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Physician assistants are expected to see a growth of 30.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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