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Physician Assistant Working Conditions



Physician assistants held about 94,400 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most physician assistants were as follows:

  • Offices of physicians: 57%
  • Hospitals; state, local, and private: 22%
  • Outpatient care centers: 7%
  • Government: 3%
  • Educational services; state, local, and private: 3%

Physician assistant work can be both physically and emotionally demanding. Physician assistants spend much of their time on their feet, making rounds and evaluating patients. Physician assistants who work in operating rooms often stand for extended periods.

Most physician assistants work full time. In hospitals, working conditions for physician assistants may involve working nights, weekends, or holidays. They may also be on call to respond to patient needs with little notice.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition


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