Physician Assistant Travel Jobs
Physician Assistants (PA) are in high demand across the country and this makes it a perfect time to explore Physician Assistant Travel Job Opportunities . With Cross Country TravCorps, you can explore cities and states that you’ve always wanted to visit but just haven’t had the chance. From Los Angeles to New York, Miami to Anchorage — you choose the destination and we’ll get you there. Plus, we’ll offer you one of the best benefits packages in the industry that includes free private housing, 401k, comprehensive health coverage and much more.
Becoming a PA is hard work but totally worth it.
Providing expert medical care is an important and serious profession, which is why becoming a Physician Assistant has such stringent educational requirements for gaining entry into the field. Physician Assistants usually require a master’s degree from one of 170 accredited educational programs, which usually takes two years of full-time study to complete. In addition, supervised clinical training is a significant component of the educational programs. Aspiring Physician Assistants participate in hundreds of hours of training in a variety of specialties, including family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. All states, plus the District of Columbia, require practicing PA professionals to hold a license, which is obtained by passing a certification exam from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. To maintain certification, physician assistants must complete 100 hours of continuing education and pass a recertification exam every 10 years, the latter of which became a requirement in 2014.
Physician Assistant Jobs — the outlook is great and getting even better.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 38 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for healthcare services from the growing and aging population and widespread chronic disease, combined with a shortage of physicians, will result in increased demand for healthcare providers, such as physician assistants. In addition, U.S. News and World Report's 2014 "100 Best Jobs" ranks physician assistant (PA) as one of the top 15 best jobs in America. There are many reasons for the career's appeal:
- The average length of a PA program is 27 months
- Average starting salary is $90,000
- It offers flexibility to practice in different areas of medicine without additional education and training
Once I become a Physician Assistant, what will I be doing… exactly?
Physician Assistants can practice and prescribe medicine in all 50 states and the District of Columbia (regulations vary by state) under the license of a physician and can work in a variety of healthcare settings. Although PAs are trained as generalists in medicine, they can also work in specialty areas of medicine. PAs are formally trained to provide diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services, as designated by a licensed physician.
Working as members of the healthcare team, PAs may also:
- Diagnose illness and disease
- Order or carry out therapies
- Order and interpret lab tests and X-rays
- Prescribe medications
- Record progress notes
- Take medical histories
- Treat injuries by suturing, splinting and casting
- Perform or assist in surgeries
While PAs practice under the license of a physician, they may also be the principal care providers in practices where a physician may be present for only one or two days each week.
Benefits for Physician Assistant Travel Jobs.
When you take a travel PA assignment at Cross Country TravCorps, you will receive not only lucrative compensation but also a comprehensive benefits package that normally covers:
- Health, life and dental insurance
- Free, private housing
- Tax Advantage Plan
- 401(k) plan
- Licensure reimbursement
- And many more!
Discover what Cross Country TravCorps can do for PAs!
At Cross Country TravCorps, the possibilities of where you can take your career as a physician assistant are endless. When you take a PA job, you can get rewarded for your hard work not only with high pay and great benefits but also the ability to visit places you only wished you could go before. Whether you love the sunshine of Florida and Southern California or the rugged mountains of New England and the Pacific Northwest, you will gain a fresh, new perspective on your skill level and capabilities as you travel the country as a PA.