Physician Assistants ranked No. 26 in the “Best 100 Jobs in 2012” by  A national workforce task force predicts there will be a shortage of 100,000 primary care physicians by 2020 giving Physician Assistants the opportunity to fill those needs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts Physician Assistants jobs will increase by more than 37 percent or 16,900 jobs.