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 2013 American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Annual PA Census Report:
32% of PAs work in primary care
68% of PAs work in specialty areas of medicine
Primary care encompasses family practice, internal medicine, general hospital medicine, pediatrics and women’s health.
Specialty areas of medicine involve medical specialties like cardiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, orthopedics, occupational medicine or interventional radiology, and surgical disciplines like general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, or transplant surgery.
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