The Hofstra Northwell School of 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 2019 graduates of the Hofstra University PA program who responded to the graduate survey distributed six-months after graduation, 100% reported being employed as a physician assistant.
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:
- 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
U.S. News and World Report ranked Physician Assistants as No. 1 of the "Top 100 Jobs for 2021." 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 2020 was $115,390 per year.