How to Hire a Physician Assistant

Does your growing business need a physician assistant? Physician Assistants can help your company help more patients.

Here are some tips to help you find great physician assistant candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Physician Assistants search for Jobs on Indeed*

167,884

job seekers clicked on physician assistant jobs

25,303

resumes from job seekers with physician assistant experience on Indeed

7,243

physician assistant jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $49.53 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $17.00$101.00 hourly
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Common
$17.00
$101.00

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Physician Assistant?

A great physician assistant hire can help your business see more patients by taking the burden off of the doctor. A PA can help increase the quality of care by offering other services that a doctor would not usually take on.

• Increase the number of patients you can see
• Provide services to patients that a doctor is not needed for
• Increase the overall experience of your patients

Skills to look for in a great Physician Assistant

A great physician assistant candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Medical license
• Cleanliness to prevent spread of diseases
• Great listening ability
• Creative Problem Solving
• Empathy towards patients
• Great attitude

Writing a Physician Assistant job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Physician Assistant candidates. A Physician Assistant job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Physician Assistant jobs, such as:

• Healthcare
• Nursing
• Medical care

Interviewing Physician Assistant candidates

Strong candidates for physician assistant positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Extensive medical knowledge
• How to handle a patient’s care
• How to correctly diagnose a patient

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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