October 09, 2012 10:00 ET

HEALTHeCAREERS Network Celebrates Physician Assistant Week

Healthcare Recruiting Solutions Provider Releases New Employment Data Demonstrating Industry's Increased Reliance on Physician Assistants

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) -  HEALTHeCAREERS Network (HeCN), the only single-source healthcare recruiting solution for providers and job seekers, is honored to celebrate Physician Assistants (PA) Week, which runs from Oct. 6 - 12, 2012. Hosted by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, this annual event aims to raise awareness of the physician assistant profession as well as the importance of a healthy lifestyle. This week honors the 84,000 nationally-certified physician assistants located across the U.S. as they continue to play an intricate role in transforming the healthcare industry.

In honor of PA Week, HeCN released today a Physician Assistants Employment Fact Sheet, which supports the rising trend of healthcare providers turning to physician assistants in an effort to maintain high-quality patient care. This fact sheet reveals that, among other findings, physician assistant job activations have grown by almost 50 percent within the last year alone. 

"Physician assistants are stepping up to the plate and accepting physician-like responsibilities in an effort to support their healthcare providers during an intense talent shortage crisis," said Tricia Pattee, Director of Product Management, HEALTHeCAREERS Network. "We are proud to recognize and support this growing profession that strives to not only maintain but improve a patient's healthcare experience every day."

To learn more about the current state of physician assistant careers, including rising specialties and the geographic areas where physician assistants are needed most, please review the full Physician Assistant Employment Fact Sheet here.

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