NCCPA Research

NCCPA has a robust repository of data on Certified PA demographic and practice characteristics, and we are grateful to the Certified PAs who take the time and effort to provide this data by updating their PA profiles each year. The information collected in the PA profile is compiled and is used to produce four annual reports regarding PA practice, which you can find below. 

Requesting Data for Research Projects and Studies

We are pleased to offer a variety of reports, publications, tables, charts, and graphs reflecting data collected by NCCPA.  

In addition to the publication of those reports, NCCPA pursues a research agenda that focuses on its core activities and the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its exams and certification program. NCCPA is also committed to collaborating with external researchers to share data in appropriate and ethical ways to further advance the health and safety of the public or otherwise conduct useful research related to PAs. To facilitate research collaborations, NCCPA has developed Policies for the Review of Requests for Data and External Research Collaboration and guidelines that describe the process external researchers must follow for submitting requests for data and how those requests will be reviewed.

External data requests are reviewed during the Research Advisory Workgroup meetings. The dates for the 2022 meetings of the Research Advisory Workgroup are:

  • June 13, 7:00pm
  • September 6, 7:00pm
  • December 19, 7:00pm

For further information regarding data requests, please contact:

Kasey Kavanaugh, Research Analyst

Our Reports

2021 Specialty Supplement Report on Secondary Specialty

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2021 Statistical Profile of Certified PAs by Specialty

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2021 Statistical Profile of Certified PAs

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Public Perceptions of Physician Assistants Report from 2018 and 2022 Surveys

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PAs Practicing in Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care: 2021 Survey Results

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2020 Statistical Profile of Certified PAs by State

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2020 Statistical Profile of Recently Certified PAs

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2020 Specialty Supplement Report on Secondary Specialty

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2020 Statistical Profile of Certified PAs by Specialty

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2020 Statistical Profile of Certified PAs

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Value of Certification

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COVID-19 Survey Study Descriptive Report

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2019 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants

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2019 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants by Specialty

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2019 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants by State

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2019 Statistical Profile of Recently Certified Physician Assistants

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2018 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants

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2018 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants by Specialty

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2018 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants by State

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2018 Statistical Profile of Recently Certified Physician Assistants

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2017 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants

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2017 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants by Specialty

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2017 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants by State

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2017 Statistical Profile of Recently Certified Physician Assistants

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2016 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants

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2016 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants by Specialty

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2016 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants by State

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2016 Statistical Profile of Recently Certified Physician Assistants

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2015 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants

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2015 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants by Specialty

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2015 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants by State

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2015 Statistical Profile of Recently Certified Physician Assistants

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2014 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants

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2014 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants by State

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2014 Statistical Profile of Recently Certified Physician Assistants

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2013 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants

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2013 Statistical Profile of Recently Certified Physician Assistants

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2013 Income from Physician Assistant Positions by Principal Clinical Position

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