How Much Do Physician's Assistants Make Per Year?

Physician assistants may specialize in an area such as pediatrics.

Physician assistants may specialize in an area such as pediatrics.

If you’ve always thought you might like to practice medicine but the idea of 10 or more years of education is scary or out of the range of your wallet, you might want to look into a career as a physician assistant, or PA. You will have less responsibility, but a PA also has her doctor right there for advice and backup, while a physician is one of those the-buck-stops-here professions, with major responsibility in the arena of life and death.

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Beth Greenwood is an RN and has been a writer since 2010. She specializes in medical and health topics, as well as career articles about health care professions. Greenwood holds an Associate of Science in nursing from Shasta College.

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