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Physician Assistants

in Massachusetts

Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants. Excludes "Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics" (29-2041), "Medical Assistants" (31-9092), "Registered Nurses" (29-1141), "Nurse Anesthetists" (29-1151), "Nurse Midwives" (29-1161), and "Nurse Practitioners" (29-1171).

Occupation Projection for Physician Assistants

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
291071  Physician Assistants 3,031 3,862 831 27.42 % 60 122 83 265 Master's degree 

Physician Assistants Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    2,960  98 % 3,780  98 % 820  28 % $107,150
Ambulatory Health Care Services    1,570  52 % 2,020  52 % 450  29 % $111,790
Hospitals    1,390  46 % 1,760  46 % 370  27 % $101,900
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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