It's inevitable that an athlete will become injured at some point. Maybe you are a former teen athlete and can empathize with getting sidelined by a torn ligament or sprained ankle. Such empathy may steer you to a career in sports medicine, where you can become a doctor or, with less schooling, a physician assistant.
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2016 Salary Information for Physician Assistants
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Physician Assistants
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine: What is a Sports Medicine Physician?
- Explore Health Careers: Sports Medicine Overview
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants: Specialty Certificates of Added Qualifications (CAQs)
- American College of Sports Medicine: ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012 29-1071 Physician Assistants
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Physician Assistants
- Career Trend: Physician Assistants
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