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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).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
291071  Physician Assistants 2,670 3,312 642 24.04 % 124 64 60 Master's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    2,490  93 % 3,120  94 % 630  25 % $106,950
Ambulatory Health Care Services    1,410  53 % 1,790  54 % 380  27 % $110,180
Hospitals    1,090  41 % 1,330  40 % 240  23 % $103,690
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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