All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $85,493
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $40.21
    Median: $46.38
    Experienced: $54.82
  • Growth (2014-2019)17%
  • Openings (2014-2019)44
  • Current Employment 886
  • Projected Employment 932
  • Typical Entry-level Education Master's Degree

Physician Assistants

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Patient Care
  • Physical Demand
  • Surgery
  • Primary Care
  • Anesthesiology
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Organization
  • Research
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Quality Assurance and Control

occupational tasks

  • Examine patients to obtain information about their physical condition
  • Interpret diagnostic test results for deviations from normal
  • Obtain, compile and record patient medical data, including health history, progress notes and results of physical examination
  • Make tentative diagnoses and decisions about management and treatment of patients
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)