Physician Assistants (29-1071)
Occupation description: 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).
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Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||72
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||48
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||10
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|Number of job position postings
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Master's degree
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: None