Physician Assistant in Georgia

The Top 3 Online Schools: Get Free Info

  • Walden University Btn_top_more_info
  • Capella University Btn_top_more_info
  • American Intercontinental University Btn_top_more_info
Ad_cliff_notes Ad_open_courseware Never-leave-home

There are schools offering physician assistant programs in Georgia!

You may want to consider online colleges as well!
Great programs and courses just at the click of your finger!
 

Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Georgia


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Georgia receive physician assisting degrees every year. Thus, Georgia's 4 physician assistant schools put out approximately 175 physician assistants each year.

Top Schools

Emory University, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a physician assistant program. It is located in Atlanta. 51 students graduated with a degree in physician assistant from Emory University in 2010. Emory University charged in-state students $39,158 in tuition fees per year.

Mercer University, which is located in Macon, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a physician assistant program. It received a ranking of 34th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 26 students graduated from Mercer University physician assistant program. Mercer University charged in-state students $30,560 in tuition fees per year.

South University-Savannah, which is located in Savannah, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a physician assistant program. It received a ranking of 83rd in the country in 2010. 57 students graduated with degree in physician assistant from South University-Savannah in 2010. South University-Savannah charged in-state students $15,285 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Georgia's physician assistant schools ranges from $39,158 per year to $15,285 per year. But, the average tuition is $21,251 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Georgia physician assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  3. South University-Savannah - located in Savannah, students are charged $15,285 per year

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

  1. South University-Savannah - located in Savannah, students are charged $15,285 per year
  2. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  3. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year

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

The highest percentage of physician assistant graduates in Georgia pursue careers as a physician assistant. 2,430 physician assistants were working in Georgia in 2010. The Georgia counties with the largest populations of physician assistants are:

  1. Barrow County - 1,270 physician assistants
  2. Burke County - 250 physician assistants
  3. Bryan County - 130 physician assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of physician assistants in the state of Georgia will grow to 3,990. This would require a 42% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, physician assistants earn $83,170 per year. However, this number is only an average. physician assistants in Georgia had varying salaries from $22,300 to $122,580 per year in 2010. The following counties in Georgia have the highest average salaries for physician assistants:

  1. Hall County - $118,610 per year
  2. Floyd County - $91,540 per year
  3. Russell County - $90,580 per year

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

  1. Bulloch County - $61,390 per year
  2. Baldwin County - $70,260 per year
  3. Burke County - $77,230 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia 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 Georgia

Want to study at your own time and pace?

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

View Online Schools
Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,704 miles from location South University-Savannah Savannah GA 17.3865 44% 13,179
5,899 miles from location Emory University Atlanta GA 86.1612 28% 12,930
5,856 miles from location Mercer University Macon GA 66.2857 20% 8,072
5,763 miles from location Medical College of Georgia Augusta GA 0.865177 n/a 2,515
 

Curious what studying Physician Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Physician Assistants + 2,430 $83,170 15.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physician assistant related jobs in Georgia