Physician assistants are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Physician assistants was $95,156 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Physician assistants by wage are Information security analysts, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, and Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other.
Physician assistants are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians & surgeons, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Radiation therapists, Recreational therapists, Respiratory therapists, Speechlanguage pathologists, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Veterinarians, Registered nurses, Nurse anesthetists, Audiologists, Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Dental hygienists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Medical records & health information technicians, Opticians, dispensing, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations
The top 3 locations that employ the most Physician assistants are Monroe County (East) PUMA, NY, Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY, and Alachua County (Outer) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Physician assistants are Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY, Monroe County (East) PUMA, NY, and Alachua County (Outer) PUMA, FL.