Physician Assistant (PA) Jobs

Looking for physician assistant jobs? Barton Associates specializes in locum tenens PA jobs, with well over a decade of experience placing locum tenens physician assistants (PAs) on short and long-term assignments throughout the US.


What are Locum Tenens Physician Assistant Jobs?

Locum tenens PA jobs are contract roles designed to fill gaps in care at healthcare facilities over a specific timeframe. These assignments can range from a week to well over a year. 

Locum and travel physician assistants hold all the same qualifications as a permanent physician assistant, and often choose locum work for higher pay and increased flexibility.

Explore our locum tenens guide to learn more.

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Physician Assistant Job FAQs

How Much Do Physician Assistants Make?

PAs earn an average salary of $134,000 per year, according to Medscape

Locum tenens physician assistants earn between $75 and $150 an hour, depending on a variety of factors relating to the assignment, facility, and the experience of the physician assistant.

What is the Job Outlook for Physician Assistants in 2024?

Physician assistant employment is projected by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow 27 percent from 2022 to 2032. This number is significantly higher than the three percent growth projection for all occupations. U.S. News and World Report listed physician assistant as the number two most in-demand job across occupations for 2024.

Can New Grads Work Locum Tenens Physician Assistant Jobs?

Yes! Locum tenens is a great way to gain experience as a PA or to learn a new specialty. While some PA jobs require specific experience, others are open to physician assistants who meet all job qualifications.

 The easiest way to find a job as a new PA graduate is to connect with a dedicated Barton recruiter, who can find you an open job that matches your experience and skill set.  

 Check out our tips for finding work as a new physician assistant grad.

Do Locum Tenens Physician Assistant Jobs Include Malpractice Insurance?

Yes! Barton Associates offers free comprehensive malpractice insurance to all physician assistants who work with us. Our claims-made insurance is furnished by an “A”-rated insurance company and includes tail coverage for all providers. Learn more about our PA malpractice insurance here.