University of Bridgeport's Physician Assistant Institute

Start Your Career Ahead of the Pack

The Physician Assistant program at the University of Bridgeport was developed to address the shortage of mid-level providers in the health care field. A recent survey by the NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) of recently certified PA graduates found that UBPAI graduates continue to obtain more job offers and higher salaries than their peers in the field. With 61.3% of graduates finding employment in CT, the University of Bridgeport not only offers academic opportunity but also career possibilities in close proximity to their studies.

What will UBecome with a Physician Assistant, M.S. Degree?

Become an physician assistant in…



Emergency Medicine

Family Medicine

Internal Medicine

Medical ICU

Neonatal ICU

Plastic Surgery

Surgical Subspecialties

How can UB help me reach my career goals?

Preparation for Future Studies and Licensure Opportunities

As a graduate of the Physician Assistant (M.S.) degree program, you will be eligible to take the PANCE. You may also elect to pursue further studies in related fields. You may also elect to pursue further studies in related fields, including Educational Leadership, Ed.D. and Health Sciences, D.H.Sc., offered at the University of Bridgeport.

Career Assistance

UB’s Center for Career Development helps graduates prepare for entrance into the workforce. Our comprehensive career counseling and resource center is dedicated to helping you become active participants in your own academic, professional, and career development.

Services provided include basics like resume and cover letter building, interview preparation, and negotiation as well as goal assessment and personal branding.

What's UBJobnet?

UBjobnet is UB’s internal job portal–open only to UB students and alumni! Here, you can access a variety of opportunities posted by local and national employers. Search for jobs/internships, submit your resume online, register for career related events, or all of the above.

To access UBjobnet:

  • Login to the myUB Portal
  • Click on the “Quick Links” box on the right side to navigate to UBjobnet
  • Find the resources that suit your needs:
    • Job Search: Find full-time, part-time, internship, student employment and volunteer opportunities
    • Email me new jobs: Set up job alerts by clicking “Email me new jobs” located above your search results. Use specific keywords to help tailor your emails to match your interests
    • Career Events: Register for and learn about more upcoming events
    • Employer Directory: Find and research companies related to your desired field
  • Upload your updated resume and cover letters to UBjobnet to be able to easily apply to posted positions through the system
  • Update your major, GPA, and graduation year in your profile to receive information on jobs and events related to your field


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