Physician Assistant Job Descriptions

Anything a medical doctor might do on a daily basis can be handed off to a physician assistant. The list of fields in which a physician assistant might practice is long (orthopedics, gynecology, oncology, ears, nose and throat, pediatrics, family medicine, emergency room, cardiac surgery, neurology are but a few) and the list of tasks a physician assistant might perform is even longer. It might be easier to note what a physician assistant cannot do.

A physician assistant cannot hold a job that does not involve being supervised, in some way, by a medical doctor, or another physician assistant who is, in turn, supervised by a doctor.

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While individual states, districts and territories can legislate limitations on the scope and breadth of a physician assistant’s practice, these restrictions are more often delegated to the hospitals, clinics and physicians who supervise the physician

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