Physician Assistant Major Skills

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Here's a list of the skills that employers seek when hiring Physician Assistant majors. Skills vary by job, so also review these skills lists for a variety of different occupations.

Highlight the skills you acquired during your studies, internships, and jobs held during college in your cover letters, resume, and job applications.

 Physician Assistant Major Skills

A - C

  • Algebra
  • Analyzing Presenting Medical Concerns within the Context of Medical Histories
  • Anticipating Possible Drug Interactions
  • Applying Ethical Principles to Medical Practice
  • Applying Principles of Anatomy
  • Assessing Risks Associated with Diagnostic Procedures
  • Attention to Detail
  • Calculus
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Conducting Physical Examinations
  • Continual Learning
  • Conveying Medical Information in Understandable Terms

D - K

  • Determining Side Effects for Medications
  • Diagnostic
  • Differentiating between Normal and Abnormal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Documenting Cases and Treatment Plans
  • Empathy
  • Encouraging Reluctant Patients to Share Concerns
  • Establishing Rapport with Patients
  • Establishing Trust
  • Following Directions
  • Identifying Flaws in Scientific Research
  • Identifying Risk Factors for Illnesses
  • Identifying Symptoms for Specific Conditions
  • Interpreting Medical Research
  • Interpreting Test Results
  • Interviewing Patients to Obtain Medical History

L - Q

  • Listening
  • Maintaining Appropriate Emotional Distance from Patients
  • Maintaining Patient Confidentiality
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Memorizing
  • Organizational
  • Persuading Patients to Modify Problem Behaviors
  • Planning for Patient Discharge
  • Practicing Sterile Techniques
  • Prescribing Medications
  • Presenting to Groups
  • Problem Solving

R - Z

  • Recalling Medical and Pharmacological Terms
  • Recommending Life Style Changes
  • Referring Patients to Physicians and Specialists
  • Statistics
  • Stress Management
  • Studying
  • Teamwork
  • Test Taking
  • Understanding Their Limitations
  • Using Diagnostic Equipment Safely
  • Verbal Communication
  • Working Independently

More Lists of Skills
Here’s a list of skills employers are looking for, including soft skills, general skills, and hard skills for a variety of different jobs.

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