Physician Assistant in Connecticut

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Connecticut


Around 0.1% of Connecticut's graduates graduate from physician assisting degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 78 physician assistants graduate from Connecticut's 3 physician assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Connecticut that has a physician assistant program is Yale University. Yale University, which was ranked 2nd in the country in 2010, is located in New Haven. 34 students graduated with a degree in physician assistant from Yale University in 2010. Tuition at Yale University was $38,300 per year.

Quinnipiac University, which was ranked 31st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Connecticut that has a physician assistant program. It is located in Hamden. In 2010, 44 students graduated from Quinnipiac University physician assistant program. Quinnipiac University charged in-state students $34,250 in tuition fees per year.

University of Bridgeport, which is located in Bridgeport, is the third-ranked school in Connecticut that has a physician assistant program. It received a ranking of 54th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Bridgeport graduated 0 students from its physician assistant programs. University of Bridgeport charged in-state students $26,370 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Connecticut physician assistant school, average tuition will be $32,973 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $26,370 per year to $38,300 per year. In 2010, the physician assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Connecticut were:

  1. Yale University - located in New Haven, students are charged $38,300 per year
  2. Quinnipiac University - located in Hamden, students are charged $34,250 per year
  3. University of Bridgeport - located in Bridgeport, students are charged $26,370 per year

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

  1. University of Bridgeport - located in Bridgeport, students are charged $26,370 per year
  2. Quinnipiac University - located in Hamden, students are charged $34,250 per year
  3. Yale University - located in New Haven, students are charged $38,300 per year

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

The highest percentage of physician assistant graduates in Connecticut pursue careers as a physician assistant. 1,610 physician assistants were working in Connecticut in 2010. In Connecticut, the largest numbers of physician assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Hartford County - 550 physician assistants
  2. Fairfield County - 450 physician assistants
  3. Middlesex County - 350 physician assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of physician assistants in the state of Connecticut will grow to 1,960. This would require a 23% growth in the profession.

Salary

A physician assistant in Connecticut makes an average of $97,420 per year. However, Connecticut physician assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $46,620 per year to more than $143,090 per year in 2010. The following counties in Connecticut have the highest average salaries for physician assistants:

  1. Hartford County - $101,290 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $99,900 per year
  3. Fairfield County - $96,170 per year

On average, physician assistants earns the least in the following Connecticut counties:

  1. New London County - $81,860 per year
  2. Litchfield County - $95,405 per year
  3. Fairfield County - $96,170 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physician assisting in Connecticut 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 Connecticut

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,344 miles from location Yale University New Haven CT 98.1624 68% 11,593
5,343 miles from location Quinnipiac University Hamden CT 68.9993 17% 7,758
5,355 miles from location University of Bridgeport Bridgeport CT 46.4473 10% 5,103
 

Curious what studying Physician Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physician Assistants + 1,610 $97,420 41.2%
 

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