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What does the Paea do?

Last Updated: 17th May, 2020

PAEA is the national organization representing physician assistant (PA) educational programs in the United States. We serve as a resource for individuals and organizations from various professional sectors interested in the educational aspects of the PA profession.

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Herein, what does Paea stand for?

Physician Assistant Education Association

One may also ask, how long is PA school? Many physician assistant programs award a master's degree after completion of the schooling. PA programs often require a bachelor's degree for admission. If a bachelor's degree is not required, a minimum of an associate degree is needed in order to get into a PA program. Most PA programs are about two years long.

Herein, what does the AAPA do?

AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. It works to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of PAs and to enhance PAs' ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare.

How much do physicians assistants make?

Physician Assistants. The median annual wage for physician assistants was $108,610 in May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $69,120, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $151,850.

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