What to know about Surgical Physician Assistants:
- Starting salary for most graduates is $75,000 - $85,000.
- Surgical physician assistants assist in surgery, perform physical examinations and wound care, order and interpret diagnostic tests, write post-operative orders, and manage patients in the surgical intensive care unit.
- Other tasks of surgical physician assistants include inserting and removing lines, surgical drains, and pacemaker wires; applying and removing casts and splits; and in some states, prescribing medications.
- Physician assistants work in surgical or medicine subspecialty or in primary care practices.
Degrees in Surgical Physician Assistant:
M.S. in Surgical Physician Assistant