School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies

Best Job

CNN Money and U.S. News ranks Physician Assistant as the Eighth Best Healthcare Job and the Thirteenth Best Job in the United States
PA Jerry Schrier performs exam

Top Ten Best Healthcare Jobs:
  1. Dentist
  2. Nurse Practitioner
  3. Pharmacist
  4. Registered Nurse
  5. Physical Therapist
  6. Physician
  7. Dental Hygienist
  8. Physician Assistant
  9. Occupational Therapist
  10. Phlebotomist
Top Fifteen Best Jobs:
  1. Software Developer
  2. Computer Systems Analyst
  3. Dentist
  4. Nurse Practitioner
  5. Pharmacist
  6. Registered Nurse
  7. Physical Therapist
  8. Physician
  9. Web Developer
  10. Dental Hygienist
  11. Information Security Analyst
  12. Database Administrator
  13. Physician Assistant
  14. Occupational Therapist
  15. Market Research Analyst
Physician Assistant
  • 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.