Physician Assistant

Strong
Growth
N/A Avg
Pay/Week
37.1 Avg
Hours/Week
17,600
Workers
Very High Skill
Required
78.3% Full-Time
Share
41.5 years
Avg Age
57.7%
Female

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Other Medical Practitioners includes occupations such as Dermatologists, Emergency Medicine Specialists, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Ophthalmologists, Pathologists, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists, and Radiation Oncologists. Medical Registrars training in these specialties are included here.

Common tasks include:

  • provides diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical services related to disorders of the human skin
  • provides diagnostic medical services, and manages patients with acute and urgent illness and injury
  • provides diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical and surgical services related to the care of women, foetuses and children during pregnancy and childbirth, and to disorders of the female genital, urinary, rectal and reproductive organs

A Bachelor Degree or higher, 2 years hospital-based training, and at least 5 years specialist study and training is required. Registration or licensing is required.

Top skills required:

  • Critical Thinking - Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
  • Active Listening - Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
  • Reading Comprehension - Reading work related information.
  • Writing - Writing things for co-workers or customers.