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Physician Assistant (PA)

Description: Physician Assistants (PAs) practice in all areas of medicine under the supervision of a physician. 

Duties:

  • Take and review patient medical histories
  • Examine patients
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests
  • Diagnose a patient's injury or illness
  • Provide treatment, prescribe medication, and develop a plan to address a patient's condition
  • Collaborate with physicians and other healthcare professionals
  • Maintain detailed medical records

Interested in becoming a PA? Click here for more information.

(Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physician-assistants.htm)