PAs can practice in a wide variety of clinical and surgical settings which include:
|Physician offices||Clinical Research|
|Community Health Centers||Industrial Work Sites|
|Surgical Centers||Dept. of Veteran Affairs (VA)|
|Nursing Homes||Indian Health Service|
|Long Term Care Facilities||Public Health (health departments, CDC, etc.)|
|Home Health Agencies||Federal Government (FBI, CIA, Foreign Embassies, etc.)|
|Hospice||Medical Staffing Agencies|
|Correctional Facilities||Health Care Management/ Administration|
|International Medicine||Medical Education|
According to the 2016 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants an Annual Report of the National Commission of Certified Physician Assistants (NCCPA):
27.8% of PAs work in primary care*
72.2% of PAs work in non-primary care areas of medicine
*Primary care encompasses family practice, general internal medicine, and general pediatrics.
Non-primary care involves medical specialties like cardiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, occupational medicine or interventional radiology, and surgical disciplines like general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, or transplant surgery.
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