What does a Mid Level Physician Assistant do?

Physician assistants work under the supervision of a physician or surgeon in all areas and fields of medicine to examine, diagnose, and treat patients or offer surgical assistance.

Physician assistants interview and examine patients and diagnose their injuries and illnesses and help provide the treatment plan when necessary. They will order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, and suggest lifestyle changes or alterations when medically necessary. A physician assistant can also stitch wounds, set broken bones, and assist with surgery and operational procedures, as well as administer immunizations. They work on the maintenance of patient records and medical histories, and review and record patient progress. They work in all medical settings, including a primary care or family physician offices, and psychiatry or surgery departments. Some make house calls or conduct home or nursing home visits to treat patients on site. Physician assistants need a master's degree, patient care experience, and to pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) as well as state mandated licensing and certification if required.

Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience0-1 year

Non-physician Provider - Mid-level Salaries

Average Base Pay

$106,772 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $107K
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Mid Level Physician Assistant Career Path

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Neath Port Talbot CouncilNeath Port Talbot Council
Pa for Direct Payment
Oct 31, 2019

“Flexible hours which is good for me as I only need a few each week.”

WellNow Urgent CareWellNow Urgent Care
Physician Assistant and Manager
Sep 16, 2020

“I am autonomous and respected as a provider and always feel supported.”

Revere HealthRevere Health
Physician Assistant
Apr 28, 2021

“It is a salary position and not tied to how many pts I see in a day.”

Physician Assistant
Jul 13, 2021

“I've been here 2 1/2 years and feel the compensation is well above industry average.”

Brown UniversityBrown University
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Nov 11, 2020

“good team work and flow”

Diley Medical Group
Physician Assistant
Sep 24, 2021

“Good work and life balance”

Designated Designated
Medical PA
Mar 13, 2020

“Develop and shape my career.”

Family Healthcare NetworkFamily Healthcare Network
Physician Assistant
Oct 6, 2019

“Pay is good and they do loan repayment.”

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