Upon graduating from the physician assistant program, you will be prepared to provide patient-centered, evidence-based, comprehensive medicine for our community.
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Job Outlook for Physician Assistants
The job outlook according to the United States Department of Labor is very bright. The US News World Report currently identifies physician assistants as the 3rd best job of 2020. “Physician assistants are expected to continue to be an important part of providing health care services, as they can be trained more quickly than physicians but can provide some of the same services.” () As the demand for healthcare services grows, physician assistants will be needed to provide care to patients. Employment of physician assistants is expected to increase “much faster than average”, with a 31% job growth from 2018 to 2028. The salary for PAs is considerably higher than most occupations, with a median annual wage of $108,610 versus $38,640 for all occupations. () The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) states “The demand for PAs is so high that three-quarters of PAs receive multiple job offers upon graduation.” According to AAPA, there were over 131,000 physician assistants in 2019. The AAPA 2019 salary report found that the median annual salary for a physician assistant in Ohio was $103,390 with the cost of living adjusted base salary of $115,931, ranking it the 3rd best in the country. () For more information, please visit the and the .