Physicians Assistants (PAs) can specialize in a plethora of medical specialties with varying salaries. Since 2015, there has been a 13% increase in the amount of PAs in the medical industry; a substantial growth that has helped to make up for the current shortage of physicians – especially in non-primary care.
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Please consider the following information regarding work opportunities available for Physician Assistants.
Physicians Assistant Salary
As mentioned above PAs can specialize in many different medical specialties which all offer various amounts of salaries. The following breakdown of PA salaries was taken from the 2017 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants and takes into consideration the mean income of each specialty.
Highest Salaries (about $100,000 and up)
- Addiction Medicine
- Critical Care Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
- Hospital Medicine
- Internal Medicine – Subspecialty
- Occupational Medicine
- Pain Management
- Radiation Oncology
- Surgery – General/Subspeciality
Mid-Range Salaries (about $90,000-$99,000)
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine – General Practice
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
- Preventative Medicine/Public Health
Lowest Salaries (about $80,000-$90,000)
- Adolescent Medicine
Growth of Physician Assistants
Over the last seven years, the PA profession has grown by 53.8%, with a total of 123,089 Certified PAs currently in the industry. Physician assistant educational programs are expected to grow from the current 229 to 291 programs by 2021 – this growth in educational programs will greatly increase the PA workforce. Additionally, there are 37 PAs per 100K people in the United States.
In the medical industry, there is a need for certified physicians and PAs are filling that void. As of today, there are 128 PAs for every 1,000 physicians and this statistic is only increasing. The amount of PAs to physicians varies from specialty to specialty, for example, in occupational medicine, there are 621 PAs for every 1,000 physicians, in the orthopedic surgery field 537 per 1,000, in the neurosurgery field 390 per 1,000, and in dermatology 320 per 1,000.
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