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Career Opportunities

The Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies offers programs in Physician Assistant Studies that prepare students for a successful career in the field. Among the class of 2015 graduates of the Hofstra University PA program who responded to a survey, 97 percent reported being employed.

According to the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, there are more than 115,500 nationally certified PAs.  The AAPA reports that PAs work in environments such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical offices
  • Rural and urban community health centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Retail Clinics
  • School and university-based facilities
  • Workplace Clinics
  • Correctional Institutions
  • The uniformed services and other federal government agencies

The U.S. News and World Report ranked Physician Assistants as #3 of the “Top 100 Jobs for 2017.”  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that employment of Physician Assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations in coming years.  The median annual salary in 2015 was $98,180 per year.