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Table 2 PA faculty job ads requiring/preferring doctoral degrees*

From: Assessing demand for doctoral-prepared PA faculty: a five-year longitudinal study

% of job ads that require or prefer candidates with a doctoral credential
Year Total job ads Program directors Principal faculty Tenure track/eligible jobs ads
2014–2015 44.80% 46.30% 44.20% 67.60%
2016–2017 36.36% 67.60% 27.50% 65.60%
2018–2020 28.70% 38.50% 26.50% 40%