U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Data on the PA Profession

The O*NET Data Collection Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is seeking the input of expert PAs. As the nation’s most comprehensive source of occupational data, O*NET at is a free resource for millions of job seekers, employers, veterans, educators, and students.

You may be eligible to participate in this important initiative — and your participation will help ensure that the complexities of our profession are described accurately in the O*NET database for the American public. You must:

  • Have at least 5 years of experience with the occupation. This time can include supervising, teaching, or training, if you have at least one year working as a PA in your career.
  • Be currently active in the occupation (practicing, supervising, teaching and/or training) and based in the U.S.

If you meet these criteria and are interested in participating, please contact Tammy Belcher at RTI International, the O*NET data collection contractor, at or 877-233-7348, ext. 119. You will need to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Address with city and state
  • Daytime phone number
  • Email address

Process and Participation Incentive

A random sample of experts responding to this request will be invited to complete a set of questionnaires (paper or online versions available). If you are selected and agree to participate, you will receive $40.00 in cash and a certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Department of Labor.