Physician Assistants :

Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $100,350.00
Average Time to Fill 46 days
Typical Education Master's Degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,155
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 40.05 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Perform minor surgery
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Give medications or immunizations
Administer intravenous medications
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Conduct medical tests
Conduct medical x-rays
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Solve clinical problems
Treat medical condition of patient
Apply traction to patients
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Perform emergency medical procedures
Implement life support procedures
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
Equipment Maintenance
Equipment / Instrument Sterilization

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