As the primary care physician shortage looms, and PAs and NPs are constantly called “the answer,” it seems patients are unaware of what they can even do.
Demand is high and the job market is strong for newly certified PAs, according to a new report by the National Commission of Certified Physician Assistants.
Here are three ways to celebrate PAs, while also raising awareness of the profession’s significant impacts on healthcare, from October 6th through 12th.
The average annual PA salary increased nearly 3%, compared to the previous year, with a majority of PAs now earning a base salary of more than $100,000.
“The word ‘assistant’ simply does not do justice to what PAs do in their practices these days,” says AAPA President Jeffrey Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA.
PAs practicing in states with a practice barrier reported lower salaries than their peers in states without that barrier.
PAs have been moving healthcare forward since 1967, and that’s definitely something worth celebrating.
Puerto Rico is the last place that is part of the USA that does not allow PA practice. Why?
Despite 70% of PAs being female, they earn significantly less than their male counterparts, a new study has found.
Like nurse practitioners, barriers to PAs are falling for a variety of reasons, including a doctor shortage and general comfort patients have with being treated by someone other than a physician.