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Physician Assistant Workforce Sees Ongoing Growth, Income Rise, Report Finds

A new report, from Medscape Medical News, finds that the physician assistant (PA) profession continues to accelerate nationwide, with the number of certified assistants/associates in the United States growing by 28% from 2018 to 2022.

Board-certified PAs increased from 40 to 50 per 100,000 population during the 4-year period, according to the analysis by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Mississippi, South Carolina, and Indiana were among the top states for PA growth, while West Virginia, North Dakota, and the District of Columbia experienced the smallest increases.

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