Physician assistants are nationally certified and state licensed to practice medicine. They conduct physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medication, perform medical procedures, order tests and much more.
Two years of college education in sciences, 1000+ hours of medical experience, completion of Master's PA program
$111,791.52/year or $53.54/hour
Charles R. Drew University, Loma Linda University, Marshall B. Ketchum University, USC
Local: California Academy of Physician Assistants
National: American Academy of Physician Assistants
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