Career Outlook for Physician Assistants

Also known as:  Anesthesiologist Assistant, Certified Physician's Assistant, Family Practice Physician Assistant, Orthopaedic Physician Assistant, Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Pediatric Physician Assistant, Radiology Practitioner Assistant, Surgical Physician Assistant
The overall job outlook for Physician Assistant careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 36.91 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 6.15 percent per year. Demand for Physician Assistants is expected to go up, with an expected 22,480 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.45 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Physician Assistants in the following states
California 9,480
New York 9,220
Pennsylvania 4,770
Texas 4,430
North Carolina 3,660
Michigan 3,530
Florida 3,460
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Physician Assistants
Guam 30
Arkansas 120
Mississippi 160
Wyoming 180
Rhode Island 210
North Dakota 230
Hawaii 290