A career as a Physician Assistant is a sought after career in the medical field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay of Physician Assistants is $98,180 and the field is expected to grow by 30 percent into 2024, which is much higher than average. As a Physician Assistant, you are able to participate or specialize in many different areas, ranging from primary care medicine to surgical care. PA’s can perform physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab tests, assist in surgical procedures and counsel patients on preventative health issues. Learn more about South College’s Masters of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies program below.
About the program
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted our masters program accreditation, allowing us to educate highly qualified students in the skills they will need to provide patients with outstanding care. We encourage participants of the Masters of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies program to become life-long learners and advance the healthcare industry. Our program is designed to be hands-on, allowing students to gain experience by doing. A group of core faculty and adjunct faculty bring this program to life and bring a personalized educational approach to the program. Our faculty is committed to acting as mentors to our current and former students.
Students of the Masters of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies program are expected to develop core competencies in medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, patient care and professionalism. The first 15 months of the program are spent in the classroom. The next 12 months are spent in clinical settings, gaining experience by actually taking part in the day-to-day operations. Throughout the clinical learning phase, students will rotate through locations eight times, each one lasting six weeks.
If you have a passion for taking care of people and would like to pursue a career in the medical field, our Masters of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies program is perfect for you.