Physician Assistant in Idaho

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Idaho

Around 0.1% of Idaho's graduates graduate from physician assisting degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 48 physician assistants graduate from Idaho's 2 physician assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Idaho that has a physician assistant program is Idaho State University. Idaho State University, which was ranked 78th in the country in 2010, is located in Pocatello. In 2010, Idaho State University graduated 48 students from its physician assistant program. Students at Idaho State University paid $5,416 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Idaho with a physician assistant program is College of Southern Idaho, which is located in Twin Falls. In 2010, it was ranked 84th nationwide. Students at College of Southern Idaho paid $2,520 per year in tuition fees.


Physician assistant schools in Idaho, charge students an average tuition of $3,968 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $5,416 per year, or as little as $2,520 per year. The Idaho physician assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Idaho State University - located in Pocatello, students are charged $5,416 per year
  2. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, students are charged $2,520 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Idaho physician assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, students are charged $2,520 per year
  2. Idaho State University - located in Pocatello, students are charged $5,416 per year

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

Most people who graduate from physician assistant school in Idaho go on to work as a physician assistant. If you decide to work as a physician assistant in Idaho, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 680 Idaho physician assistants as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Idaho physician assistants:

  1. Ada County - 290 physician assistants
  2. Bonneville County - 100 physician assistants
  3. Kootenai County - 50 physician assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of physician assistants in the state of Idaho will grow to 760. This would require a 41% growth in the profession.


A physician assistant in Idaho earns $89,720 per year on average. But, salaries for physician assistants can vary. In 2010, physician assistants made as little as less than $41,940 per year or as much as more than $157,340 per year in Idaho. A physician assistant in the following Idaho counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bonneville County - $96,800 per year
  2. Kootenai County - $96,220 per year
  3. Ada County - $89,860 per year

The Idaho counties with the lowest average salary for physician assistants are:

  1. Bear Lake County - $83,190 per year
  2. Blaine County - $83,900 per year
  3. Ada County - $89,860 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Idaho statistics regarding a career in physician assisting. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Idaho

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,349 miles from location Idaho State University Pocatello ID 21.8189 n/a 13,493
7,453 miles from location College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls ID 15.7658 n/a 8,133

Curious what studying Physician Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physician Assistants + 680 $89,720 33.3%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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