PA Career Pathways & Outcomes

A Career as PAs

Physician assistants (PAs) are integral members of health care teams. PAs work conjunctively with  physicians in a variety of settings including private practices, hospitals, and outpatient clinics.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 27% from 2022 to 2032.

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Graduate Employment Statistics

Each summer, Career Services issues an employment survey to alumni of all programs who graduated one year ago. We are pleased to report that a majority of our graduates consistently find employment within the first three months after graduating. Take a closer look at the results of our surveys.

  • 100% of PA class of 2023 graduates are licensed to practices as a PA (based on data reported directly to the program with a 100% response rate)
  • 96% of PA class of 2023 passed their PANCE examination on their first attempt (based on data pulled directly from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants)

The employment rate for the PA class of 2022 was 98% within six months of graduation (based on data reported directly to the program with a 100% response rate).

Type of Employer

Type of EmployerPercentage (of reported outcomes)
Hospital or Other Healthcare Provider57.9%
Ambulatory21.1%
Teaching Hospital10.5%
Other Industrial or Commercial Firm5.3%%
US State Government 5.3%
Total100%

(Based on the 6-month alumni survey results with a 34% response rate)

Salary

  • Graduates earned a median of $120,750.
  • Graduates earn between $100,000 and $210,000.

Sampling of Employers

  • Boston Medical Center
  • MetroWest Medical Center
  • AFC Urgent Care
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Sports Medicine North

Sampling of Departments

  • Primary Care
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • OBGYN
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Medical Oncology