5 fast facts on psychiatry PAs

From average income to hours worked, here is an overview of the psychiatric physician assistant industry, published by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

The "Statistical Profile of Certified PAs' by Specialty" report details growth and trends among physician assistants in 25 specialties, according to a Sept. 20 news release sent to Becker's.

Five things to know from the report:

  • There were 2,262 certified psychiatry physician assistants in 2021, a 0.6 percent increase from 2017.

 

  • 28.7 percent of psychiatry physician assistants identify as male, down 2 percent from 2017, while 71.3 percent of psychiatry physician assistants identify as female, up 2 percent from 2017.

 

  • The median age of psychiatry physician assistants in 2021 was 39.

 

  • The average income of psychiatric physician assistants in 2021 was $117,214.

 

  • The average psychiatry physician assistant worked 39 hours a week in 2021.

 

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