Physician assistants fill a valuable role by delivering a broad range of medical services to diverse populations in both rural and urban areas.
A Growing Field
Physician assistants will be in great demand in coming years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is expected to grow by 30% within the decade.
The M.S. in Physician Assistant program at Bethel is designed to meet that need by preparing skilled practitioners who are ready for the challenges and responsibilities of patient care in a number of settings.
Health Care Settings and Specialties
Physician assistants can be found serving in:
- Private clinics
- Public health care facilities
- Governmental service
- Medical missions
- And more
They work in all medical specialties, including:
- Family practice
- Internal medicine
- Women’s health
- Emergency medicine
- And more
As a certified physician assistant, a practicing PA must maintain certification through ongoing medical education (CME) activities. Every 2 years, physician assistants must log their CME hours from state and national meetings with NCCPA to obtain appropriate credits.
This info is designed to help you think about and explore possible career paths. It does not guarantee that these careers will be available once you earn this degree.