Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of physician assistants in May 2010 were as follows:
|Hospitals; state, local, and private||$89,500|
|Outpatient care centers||$88,160|
|Offices of physicians||$85,340|
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools;|
state, local, and private
Most physician assistants work full time. In hospitals, physician assistants may work nights, weekends, or holidays. They may also be on call, meaning they must be ready to respond to a work request with little notice.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition