A Day In The Life of a Dermatology Physician Assistant For all of you with an interest in being a dermatology physician assistant. Many PA students are very interested in the field of dermatology and it has been requested for me to give insight into what we do every day in clinic.
The demand for physician assistants (PAs) in emergency medicine continues to rise. According to a study published in Academic Emergency Medicine, the number of emergency departments employing physician assistants and nurse practitioners increased from about 28 percent in 1997 to more than 77 percent in 2006.
Hero Images/Getty Images Physician assistants specializing in pathology earn the highest annual income on average, according to the NCCPA. With an average annual salary of $119,000 and a median (midpoint) income of $110,000, pathology is a very lucrative specialty for PAs.
PAs who go into surgical subspecialties can expect to earn an average of $113,752 per year, with a median salary of $105,000. Among other things, physician assistants in surgical subspecialties provide education for families, treat and diagnose patients, prescribe medications, do physical exams, and help surgeons perform procedures.