Navigation Links
Money Magazine Ranks Physician Assistant One of Best Careers to Have in a Recession
Date:4/10/2008

Physician Assistant among top 10 white-collar jobs to have during a downturn

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) applauds Money magazine for including physician assistants on its "Best careers to have in a recession" list the personal finance magazine posted Wednesday on CNNMoney.com.

Money took the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2008 list of 30 occupations expected to grow fastest over the next decade, and then asked compensation experts, PayScale, to identify the 10 white-collar jobs among them with the best combination of high pay and high security, according to CNNMoney.com.

Physician assistant (PA) was ranked No. 5 on the list, based on a projected job growth rate of 27 percent and a median salary of $84,000.

"I'm very pleased that the folks at Money magazine have recognized what most of us who are PAs have known for a long time," said AAPA President Greg Bennett. "This is a great profession, and the overwhelming majority of us who have chosen this career path would prefer to do nothing else. It's a great profession regardless of the state of the economy at any time."

In March, U.S. News & World Report featured PAs prominently in a round-up of "recession-resistant careers" that included optometrist, clergy, and higher education administrator.

A group of career experts told Kiplinger's that PAs were among the health care industry jobs that "should provide safer havens to workers, no matter what the economy is doing," according to an article published in March. The magazine reported that an "increasingly aging population fuels demand in this field. And these careers should stay in demand for years to come."

"The mounting stress on our nation's health care delivery system will require expanded use of PAs in a broad range of clinical settings," said AAPA Chief Executive Officer Bill Leinweber.

Physician assistants are licensed health care professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians. PAs deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in rural and urban settings. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and prescribe medications.

Within the physician-PA partnership, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. In addition to clinical practice, PAs may also be found in education, research, and administration.

PAs are trained in intensive educational programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Because of the close working relationship PAs have with physicians, PAs are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. On graduation, physician assistants take a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners. To maintain their national certification, PAs must log 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and take a recertification exam every six years.

For additional information about physician assistants or the physician assistant profession, visit the Academy's Web site, http://www.aapa.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Academy of Physician Assistants
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Charityfolks.com and James Redford Institute Join to Raise Money for Organ Donation Awareness
2. Blue Cross Consumer-directed Health Plan - Options Blue - Members Not Sacrificing Health for the Sake of Saving Money
3. MultiVu Video Feed: Stinky Sneakers Worth Big Money!
4. Body identification by facial reconstruction will cost less time and money
5. VIDEO from Medialink and General Motors: Electronic Prescriptions Save Lives and Money
6. Its PUR & Simple: Save Money, Improve Lives
7. Free Drugs After Heart Attack Would Save Money, Lengthen Lives
8. Virtual Hold Technology Donates Toys, Helps Raise Money for WKDDs Annual Radiothon for Akron Childrens Hospital
9. New heart test to save time, money -- and lives
10. Money motivates -- especially when your colleague gets less
11. Prize Money and Certification Announced for Inaugural Mississippi Blues Marathon and Half-Marathon
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... The ... among the top five firms in the “2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software and ... Staffing. KLAS is a research and insights firm on a global mission to ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... FL (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... and advocates will discuss how to improve care by making data on heart ... heart disease. The Summit on Transparency and Public Reporting of Pediatric and Congenital ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... , ... In a new paper published in the latest ... J. Rohrich, and colleagues, examine and underscore the importance of upper lateral cartilage ... addressing this vital area. , The upper lateral cartilage in rhinoplasty, refers to ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... veEDIS Clinical ... technology, with highly adaptable algorithms, has been updated to help Emergency Department physicians ... symptoms consistent with Zikas and a travel history to affected regions, or potential ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... trainer and author Ray Clarke poses a question as a challenge for his ... his book, "Being in the Being" (published by Partridge Singapore), Clarke explores the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... -- PRO-DEX, INC. (NasdaqCM: PDEX) today announced financial results for ... Company also filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for ... and Exchange Commission today. --> ... --> --> Net sales for the three ... to $5.4 million from $2.8 million for the three months ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 11, 2016  Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIN ... the lives of pets, today announced the submission to ... Animal Drug Application (NADA) for Zimeta™ (dipyrone injection, KIND-012).  ... of Zimeta for the control of pyrexia (fever) in ... --> --> The Chemistry, Manufacturing, ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016  Governor Andrew M. ... will create 1,400 jobs throughout Western New ... partnership with the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, includes a major ... Building in Buffalo , as well ... manufacturing facility in Dunkirk . The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: