Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Biology-Chemistry - Physician Assistant

Preparing for a Career as a Physician Assistant

Physician Assistants are nationally certified and state-licensed medical professionals who practice medicine on health care teams in every medical specialty in all 50 states. Experts in general medicine, Physician Assistants take medical histories, conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medicine, perform procedures, assist in surgery, and have many other responsibilities.  There is a heavy demand for Physician Assistants.

Extensive career preparation and advising information for current students is here.

Physician Assistants


Median Pay


Job Outlook

* Median pay reflects the average income for all U.S. professionals working in this field. Entry-level salaries are typically lower.