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PAs are growing in number: Here’s how many are in each state

The number of board-certified physician assistants increased by 76.1 percent in the last decade.

The finding comes from a new report published April 30 by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. There were 95,583 board-certified physician assistants in 2013, compared with 168,318 at the end of 2022. The figure includes both the certified physician assistants in the U.S. and those with a military address.

States with the highest percentage of growth in the number of board certified physician assistants from 2018 to 2022 include Mississippi (47.6 percent), South Carolina (45.9 percent) and Indiana (44.1 percent).

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