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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Recession-Proof Careers by Jeff Cohen

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Physician Assistants

Have you ever been treated in a doctor’s office by someone other than the doctor? If so, chances are you’ve met a physician assistant. Working under the watchful eye of physicians and surgeons, physician assistants are trained to examine and diagnose patients.
Outlook for Physician Assistants
037
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Employment Matrix, State Occupational Projections
The most common duties performed by physician assistants include:
◆ Order an x-ray and help interpret the results
◆ Treat scrapes, sprains, and strains
◆ Ask patient questions to record medical histories
◆ Make house calls or hospital ...

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