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3124.2 – Physician assistants

Physician assistants provide a range of health services to patients delivering preventive and continuous care toward the management of patients' health.


Example titles Help

  • Physician assistant

Employment requirements Help

  • Physician assistants require completion of a university degree in a physician assistant program.
  • Physician assistants require registration with a regulatory body in Manitoba and New Brunswick.

Workplaces/employers Help

  • Private practice, including group or team practices
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics

Occupational options Help

  • There is no mobility between occupations in this unit group without further training.

Exclusions Help

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
3 – Health occupations
Skill level
A – Occupations usually require university education
Minor group
31 – Professional occupations in health (except nursing)
Minor group
312 – Optometrists, chiropractors and other health diagnosing and treating professionals
Unit group
3124 – Allied primary health practitioners
NOC 2016 Version 1.3
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