Physician Assistant in Alabama

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Alabama


Each year, roughly 0.0% of Alabama students graduate with degrees in physician assisting. That means an estimated 69 physician assistants graduate from Alabama's 3 physician assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alabama that has a physician assistant program is University of Alabama at Birmingham. University of Alabama at Birmingham, which was ranked 72nd in the country in 2010, is located in Birmingham. 35 students graduated with a degree in physician assistant from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2010. Students at University of Alabama at Birmingham paid $5,806 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Alabama with a physician assistant program is University of South Alabama, which is located in Mobile. In 2010, it was ranked 74th nationwide. In 2010, University of South Alabama graduated 34 students from its physician assistant program. The tuition rate at University of South Alabama was $5,748 per year.

Oakwood University, which is located in Huntsville, is the third-ranked school in Alabama that has a physician assistant program. It received a ranking of 77th in the country in 2010. Students at Oakwood University paid $14,250 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Alabama's physician assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $8,601 per year, though tuition can range from $14,250 per year to $5,748 per year. In 2010, the physician assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Alabama were:

  1. Oakwood University - located in Huntsville, students are charged $14,250 per year
  2. University of Alabama at Birmingham - located in Birmingham, students are charged $5,806 per year
  3. University of South Alabama - located in Mobile, students are charged $5,748 per year

The physician assistant schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Alabama were:

  1. University of South Alabama - located in Mobile, students are charged $5,748 per year
  2. University of Alabama at Birmingham - located in Birmingham, students are charged $5,806 per year
  3. Oakwood University - located in Huntsville, students are charged $14,250 per year

A physician assistant degree from an Alabama school... what next?

Most people who graduate from physician assistant school in Alabama go on to work as a physician assistant. In 2010, there were 500 physician assistants working in Alabama. The following counties have the largest number of Alabama physician assistants:

  1. Bibb County - 160 physician assistants
  2. Mobile County - 80 physician assistants
  3. Limestone County - 50 physician assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of physician assistants in the state of Alabama will grow to 760. This would require a 33% growth in the profession.

Salary

A physician assistant in Alabama earns $76,110 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Alabama physician assistants earned as little as less than $42,250 per year or as much as more than $119,130 per year. On average a physician assistant earns the most in the following Alabama counties:

  1. Limestone County - $87,370 per year
  2. Greene County - $85,780 per year
  3. Mobile County - $76,930 per year

The following counties in Alabama have the lowest average salaries for physician assistants:

  1. Bibb County - $72,420 per year
  2. Geneva County - $73,850 per year
  3. Mobile County - $76,930 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physician assisting in Alabama and to compare salaries with various related fields such as dental assisting or medical assisting, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Master's Degree in Physician Assisting in Alabama

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,040 miles from location University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL 27.7966 41% 16,874
6,116 miles from location University of South Alabama Mobile AL 26.3802 51% 14,522
6,035 miles from location Oakwood University Huntsville AL 23.3068 49% 1,916
 

Curious what studying Physician Assistant gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alabama

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physician Assistants + 500 $76,110 4.2%
 

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