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U.S. Air Force

This is a Contract position in Naperville, IL posted July 29, 2020.

Physician Assistant
U.S. Air Force


Position Summary
Keeping our Airmen and their families healthy means providing them with effective and efficient healthcare. Licensed to work under the direction of physicians and surgeons, Physician Assistants are key members of Air Force healthcare teams all over the world. From conducting physical exams to assisting on surgical procedures, they provide a broad range of services to help the Air Force family stay active and return to full health as quickly as possible.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Exercise autonomy in medical decision-making.
  • Perform primary medical care and clinical duties under the direction of a physician.
  • Deploy to provide medical care in wartime as well as on humanitarian and peacekeeping missions.
  • Practice quality patient care, clinical teaching, patient education, research and leadership activities.



The Air Force benefits package is unparalleled in the civilian world. Benefits include:

  • 30 days of vacation with pay each year
  • Outstanding healthcare coverage for you and your family
  • Food and housing assistance
  • Generous retirement program
  • Continuing medical education opportunities
  • Free or low-cost world travel opportunities


This is an active-duty position as an Air Force officer. To be considered, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Master of Science (MS) in physician assistant studies or associate degree in physician assistant studies with any bachelor’s degree
  • Final-year student or graduation from a physician assistant training program
  • NCCPA certification prior to coming onto active duty
  • Completion of eight-week Officer Training School
  • Must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 18 and 41
  • Must be willing to relocate


About the Air Force

The mission of the U.S. Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space, and cyberspace. We live by three core values: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. The Air Force offers hundreds of careers from healthcare to engineering in order to serve the American people and provide precise and reliable global vigilance, reach and power for the nation.