School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies

Best Job

Money Magazine ranks Physician Assistant PA Jerry Schrier performs exam
as the second best job in the United States.

Top Five:
  1. Systems Engineer
  2. Physician Assistant
  3. College Professor
  4. Nurse Practitioner
  5. IT Project Manager
Physician Assistant
  • Money Magazine describes the job as "M.D. lite."
  • Working under the supervision of a doctor, PAs do all tasks involved in routine medical care, such as diagnosing illnesses and assisting in surgery. In most states they can write prescriptions as well.
  • Why it's great: You get the satisfaction of treating patients minus insurance hassles, since PAs have far less administrative responsibility than the typical MD. You don't have to take on the time or expense of med school and the field is virtually recession-proof, owing to an ongoing shortage of primary-care physicians.
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