I am a Physician Assistant

Physician assistants experience one of life’s most rewarding careers.1 PA’s enjoy unmatched flexibility around schedules, assignments and specialty — and they end each day aware of having made a real difference in the lives of others. Persistent physician shortages mean that PAs fill an important gap in access to healthcare, with a 31% expected growth in employment.2 Read how the PA experience differs across four practice areas, and the various benefits of each.*

*Note, these profiles are not based on real people but they are based on real PA experiences and are for illustrative purposes only.

Carlow University’s Physician Assistant master’s degree is a cohort-based, 25-month program that gives you the ability to explore all kinds of work environments and specializations. We offer clinical experiences in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, behavioral medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, and more. You will graduate ready to take on the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) and pursue a career in any of the versatile, in-demand places that a physician assistant might find themselves.


  1. AAPA - 9 Reasons to Become a PA
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  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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  3. American Geriatrics - Training for Physician Assistants
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