Employment Outlook

    • Data from NCCPA collected between 2012-2014 reveals a mean income from the primary employer for PAs who are not self-employed and who work at least 32 hours per week for the primary employer is $98,387.
    • The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that the number of PA jobs will increase by 38% between 2012 and 2022. The BLS predicts the total number of jobs in the country will grow by 11% over this 10-year period.
    • The AAPA collects information each year on the areas of practice and work settings of PAs. In 2014 more than 50% of PAs in this survey worked in family medicine (17%), orthopedic surgery (12.6%), and emergency medicine (10.4%).
    • According to the 2015 AAPA salary report, PAs practice in
      • family medicine (17.0%)
      • Surgery: Orthopaedics (12.6%)
      • Emergency Medicine (10.4%)
      • Urgent Care (5.0%)
      • Internal Medicine: General (5.0%)
      • Hospital Medicine (3.8%)
      • Dermatology (3.2%)
      • and other areas of medicine.