Physician Assistant in Colorado

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Colorado


Each year, roughly 0.0% of Colorado students graduate with degrees in physician assisting. In other words, every year an estimated 72 physician assistants graduate from Colorado's 2 physician assistant schools.

Top Schools

University of Colorado Denver, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a physician assistant program. It is located in Denver. In 2010, 42 students graduated from University of Colorado Denver's physician assistant program. Tuition at University of Colorado Denver was $7,214 per year.

Red Rocks Community College, which was ranked 87th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a physician assistant program. It is located in Denver. 27 students graduated with degree in physician assistant from Red Rocks Community College in 2010. Tuition at Red Rocks Community College was $2,625 per year.

Cost

Physician assistant schools in Colorado, charge students an average tuition of $4,920 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $7,214 per year, or as little as $2,625 per year. The Colorado physician assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Colorado Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $7,214 per year
  2. Red Rocks Community College - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year

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

  1. Red Rocks Community College - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year
  2. University of Colorado Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $7,214 per year

A physician assistant degree from a Colorado school... what next?

The highest percentage of physician assistant graduates in Colorado pursue careers as a physician assistant. Colorado had 1,570 physician assistants in 2010. In Colorado, the largest numbers of physician assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 860 physician assistants
  2. El Paso County - 220 physician assistants
  3. Boulder County - 110 physician assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physician assistants in Colorado will grow by 29%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,750 physician assistants working in Colorado.

Salary

A physician assistant in Colorado makes an average of $84,770 per year. However, this number is only an average. physician assistants in Colorado had varying salaries from $27,540 to $117,830 per year in 2010. The following counties in Colorado have the highest average salaries for physician assistants:

  1. Weld County - $95,220 per year
  2. Adams County - $86,600 per year
  3. Boulder County - $85,270 per year

A physician assistant in the following counties in Colorado make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Pueblo County - $77,650 per year
  2. El Paso County - $78,080 per year
  3. Alamosa County - $80,610 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in physician assisting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as dental assisting or medical assisting.

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

  • Master's Degree in Physician Assisting in Colorado
  • Certificate in Physician Assisting in Colorado

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,018 miles from location University of Colorado Denver Denver CO 28.3942 41% 23,715
7,027 miles from location Red Rocks Community College Denver CO 12.8922 n/a 9,143
 

Curious what studying Physician Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physician Assistants + 1,570 $84,770 -5.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physician assistant related jobs in Colorado