Physician Assistant Jobs

Soliant can match you with the physician assistant job you want, in the location you want and with the benefits that you deserve.And the employment outlook for physician assistants couldn’t be brighter!

You’ve worked hard to earn your physician assistant status, and no one recognizes that more than Soliant Health. We manage all the details of your career while you do what you love. That means flexible physician assistant jobs —in the settings you want to work in, in the cities you want to live in, earning the high–level salary and extraordinary benefits you demand. You can work full- or part-time, for a few weeks, a few years, or permanently. We believe you’re entitled to this degree of flexibility in your career and your life.

Physician Assistant Duties

A physician assistant directly helps the main physician with any and all medical practices. Most physician assistants work in offices or hospitals and perform a variety of important tasks. A list of the essential duties and goals of a physician assistant may include providing preoperative and postoperative care, assisting during major surgery, prescribing medications, consulting with medical professionals, treating minor injuries, taking X-rays, assessing and diagnosing patients, recording medical histories, performing full examinations and counseling patients on the best health plans available. Physician assistants work under the direct supervision of surgeons and other physicians, and are specially trained to examine, diagnose and treat patients with a wide variety of illnesses and injuries.

Physician Assistant Education Requirements

A prospective physician assistant must earn a bachelor’s degree in health science or a related field. They must also earn a master’s degree from an accredited medical school to complete a specified two-year physician assistant program. There, they will learn about pharmacology, pathology, anatomy and medical ethics. 2,000 clinical hours are required before a prospective physician assistant can enter the job market. Finally, a physician assistant must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam as well as any state exams that will grant them licensure to practice medicine. A physician assistant can get ahead of the competition by choosing to specialize in specific fields, granting them degrees for areas such as nutrition, ultrasound, ambulatory surgery and more. After maintaining the proper certification, a physician assistant must ensure that they can properly care for a patient through critical thinking, logical judgment, compassionate communication and hands-on expertise.

Physician Assistant Job Market

The earnings potential of a physician assistant is high, depending on physical location as well as area of expertise. There is a projected 30% increase in job demand between now and the year 2024, making it an increasingly viable career option for those who are becoming certified in the field of physician assistant.

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