Physician Assistants


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.
Also called: Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C), Family Practice Physician Assistant, Physician Assistant Certified (PAC), Physician's Assistant

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
    Math and Science
  • biology
  • psychology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • quickly know what you are looking at
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Medical software
  • ChartWare EMR
  • MEDITECH software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education:

    master's degree
    bachelor's degree
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