Physician Assistant

Listed: December 6, 2009

On today's dynamic Navy Health Care team, you’ll find highly skilled support. Thoroughly trained Physician Assistants making key contributions to the work at hand. And a position of honor and respect waiting should you choose to join such ranks



In the Navy Medical Service Corps, you can take on a leadership role in one of the most capable health-care networks on earth. Work hands-on with supervising physicians and surgeons in the Navy Medical Corps. Collaborate with them to deliver the highest standard of care. And discover challenges and responsibilities that will enhance your personal and professional growth as a health-care provider. Here you can:

  • Earn excellent compensation and credentials as a member of a renowned team of experts
  • Work in state-of-the-art facilities with cutting-edge technology and ample support
  • Impact the lives of others in locations across the U.S. or around the globe
  • Receive unrivaled clinical care experience and Navy-funded advanced training
  • Distinguish yourself with pride and respect as a medical provider and a Navy Officer


As a Physician Assistant in the Medical Service Corps, you will help care for Sailors and Marines – and their families. Providing about 80% of the services physician counterparts may provide. Overseeing other members of the medical team. Gaining experience that goes beyond the usual routine:

  • Obtain medical histories, perform comprehensive exams and treat minor injuries
  • Interpret lab tests and X-rays, counsel patients, prescribe medications and carry out treatment plans
  • Practice in primary care areas or surgical specialties
  • Work in military hospitals and clinics on U.S. soil, overseas, aboard ships and with special operational units
  • Assist in Navy medical relief missions worldwide
  • Train in emerging need areas such as emergency medicine, rural medicine and family practice
  • Get easy access to continued education courses and recertification requirements

In this position, you won’t just follow the lead of esteemed medical colleagues, you’ll establish yourself as a viable leader in your own right.


Wherever you are in your clinical care career, the Navy can help you reach your goals with financial assistance and continued education programs – while also offering credit for both workplace experience and master’s level degrees in the Physician Assistant field.

Currently studying to be a Physician Assistant? These offers are available to students:

  • Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) – Get 100% tuition assistance while completing an eligible Physician Assistant education program – plus a monthly stipend of $1,992 to help cover the cost of living for up to 24 months* along the way.
  • Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP) – Get up to $120,000 while finishing your program. That includes a monthly salary and housing allowance from $2,990 to $5,000 for up to 24 months (housing allowance may vary depending upon location) – plus other benefits. Note that this specific offer is exclusive to the Navy and not available in other military service branches.

Already a working professional? Get up to $80,000* in graduate school loan repayment assistance by applying to receive $40,000 each year for up to two years. And take advantage of available postgraduate training options.

Contact a Navy Officer Recruiter for complete offer details.

*Offer depends on Navy service requirement.


As a full-time Navy Medical Service Corps Officer, you can look forward to excellent benefits that include:

  • A competitive salary and supplemental pay
  • Scheduled pay raises and regular promotions
  • Advanced training funded by the Navy
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage (includes family)
  • Generous retirement income plus a 401(k)-like savings plan
  • 30 days of vacation with pay earned every year
  • Tax-free allowances for housing, meals and shopping (at military stores)
  • Free or low-cost world travel opportunities
  • Access to military clubs worldwide
  • And much more

All this – with the pride, purpose and satisfaction of serving your country. While gaining experience that’s becoming more and more sought after in the world of civilian clinical care. While enjoying ample time to devote to your career, your family and personal pursuits.


To qualify for an Active Duty Physician Assistant position in the Navy Medical Service Corps, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a foreign citizen currently practicing in the U.S. (contact a Navy Officer Recruiter for details)
  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Be a current student or have completed a Physician Assistant Program approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA)
  • Be certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Be willing to serve a minimum of three years of Active Duty
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 42
  • Be in good physical condition and pass a full medical examination

Location: Atlanta, GA
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