Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C), Family Practice Physician Assistant, Physician Assistant Certified (PAC), Physician's Assistant
see titles from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, or Navy.
Physician Assistant; Physician Assistant, Emergency Medicine; Physician Assistant, General Surgery; Physician Assistant, Orthopedics; Physician Assistant, Otolaryngology; Physician Assistant, Otoloyngology
Physician's Assistant; Physicians Assistant
What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
- Examine patients to obtain information about their physical condition.
- Make tentative diagnoses and decisions about management and treatment of patients.
- Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
- medicine and dentistry
- therapy and counseling
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- reading work related information
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
- thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
- figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
- communicate by speaking
- listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
- use rules to solve problems
- quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
- quickly know what you are looking at
- add, subtract, multiply, or divide
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Concern for Others
- Stress Tolerance
You might use software like this on the job:
- Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS software
- Medical procedure coding software
Office suite software
- Microsoft Office software