Physician Assistant Studies Field

If you're interested in a rewarding profession with a substantial impact on patients’ health and well-being, consider pursuing a career as a physician assistant.

Serve as a Valuable Member of a Healthcare Team

Equipped with a foundational knowledge of healthcare, physician assistants are pivotal members of a patient’s healthcare team. At MCPHS, you have the opportunity to build a highly-competitive career in physician assistant studies, learning from top educators in modern patient-assessment laboratories with state-of-the-art simulation technologies. And with wide-ranging clinical opportunities in this country and around the world, you gain crucial hands-on experience—and professional confidence.

Would a Career as a Physician Assistant Suit You?

Physician assistants will find opportunities at clinics, medical offices, hospitals, and health centers. This high-demand profession requires you to:

  • Serve as a valuable member of a healthcare team providing collaborative, patient-centered, evidence-based care.
  • Diagnose and treat patients, prescribe medicine, and serve as a patient advocate.
  • Work with the latest technologies to support diagnosis and treatment.
  • Educate patients in preventive medicine and the management of health challenges.
  • Build interprofessional relationships that will help you deliver broader support to patients.

Tour the Physician Assistant Simulation Lab at the Boston campus of MCPHS.


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(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021)

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Pathways to Careers in Physician Assistant Studies

Master of Physician Assistant Studies/Boston

A three-year graduate program based in Boston.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies—Accelerated / Manchester, Worcester

A 24-month graduate program based in Manchester and Worcester.

Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies/Online

An online doctoral program designed to be flexible.