Physician Assistant Placement on the Rise

For the first time ever, physician assistants made an appearance as one of the most recruited and placed specialties in 2013, based on hiring activity from more than 200 hospitals and health systems compiled by The Medicus Firm.

"As physicians experience more demands for their time, advanced practice providers are sought by employers to help meet the growing needs of the patient community," Bob Collins, managing partner at The Medicus Firm, said in a news release. "More clients continue to add searches for nonphyscian providers, so we expect this trend to grow in coming years."

Primary care continues to be a priority for hospitals and health systems, as the top three specialties placed were family practice, hospitalists and internists. However, obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics fell out of the top 10 most-placed specialties — they held the seventh and fourth spots in 2012, respectively.

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