PA Named Best Overall Job in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report

PA Profession Also Secures Top Rank in Best Healthcare Jobs

January 12, 2021

PA (physician assistant) rose to the No. 1 spot on both the 100 Best Jobs list and the Best Healthcare Jobs list in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Jobs rankings released Jan. 12.

According to U.S. News, the rankings factor in important aspects of a job, such as growth potential, work-life balance, and salary, in order to help job seekers at every level achieve their career goals.

“It’s exciting to see this recognition for the PA profession, especially during such a pivotal time in healthcare,” said AAPA President and Chair of the Board Beth R. Smolko, DMSc, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA. “The pandemic has demonstrated how critical PAs are to healthcare teams, and we will continue to advocate for updates to laws to ensure PAs in every state can provide care consistent with our education, training, and experience. The U.S. News 2021 ranking serves as another reminder that our profession is continuing to grow and that the healthcare system must evolve as well to make the most of the quality care PAs provide.”

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U.S. News uses data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify jobs with the greatest hiring demand. More information on how the rankings are selected is available on its website.

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