INFOGRAPHIC: Busting Myths About Physician Assistants

October 7th, 2015 1 Min read INFOGRAPHIC: Busting Myths About Physician Assistants Blog
More than 100,000 physician assistants are practicing in the United States today, and the career is expected to grow 38 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unfortunately, many people -- including those in healthcare professions -- have misconceptions about physician assistants and misunderstand the scope of their jobs. Here are just a few of them:
  • PAs are physicians' assistants and assist doctors in their practices
  • PAs cannot see patients without a physician on site
  • PAs do not provide the same quality of care as physicians do
Check out the infographic from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) below for the truth about these myths and more. You can also find more information about physician assistants by visiting the AAPA's PA Week site. PA Week infographic from AAPA


Lindsay Wilcox

Lindsay Wilcox

Lindsay Wilcox is a communication professional with experience writing for the healthcare and entertainment industries as well as local government. When she's not circling typos, she's enjoying fish tacos and hanging out with her family.

See all articles from this author