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Why Drexel?

The Physician Assistant Program, one of the nation’s oldest and largest, is pledged to providing students with the most current and finest preparatory training available. Employing continuous curricular analysis, assessment of the best clinical practices, and utilization of state-of-the art in educational technologies, program graduates are eminently prepared to undertake their roles as professional health care practitioners.

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  • The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that the number of PA jobs will increase by 39 percent between 2008 and 2018. The BLS predicts the total number of jobs in the country will grow by 10 percent over this 10-year period. The PA profession was ranked the fourth fastest growing profession in the country by CNN.com and Forbes.com in 2007 and the second best job in America by Money magazine in 2010.
  • The Physician Assistant profession is one of the fastest growing and highly regarded professions in the country. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has consistently ranked the profession among the 30 fastest growing occupations. 
  • The PA profession was also ranked in the US News & World Report's 31 Top Careers for 2008. Their rankings considered quantitative and qualitative criteria such as: job satisfaction, training difficulty, prestige, job market outlook, and salary in determining their list of best careers offering outstanding opportunities.
Drexel University honored in U.S. News, America's Best Colleges 2010