Standard Occupational Classification

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29-1071 Physician Assistants

Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants. Exclude "Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics" (29-2041), "Medical Assistants" (31-9092), and "Registered Nurses" (29-1111).

Physician Assistants (broad occupation)

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners (minor group)

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (major group)

List of SOC Major Groups

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Last Modified Date: October 26, 2009

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