Physician Assistant in Illinois

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Illinois receive physician assisting degrees every year. Thus, Illinois' 5 physician assistant schools put out approximately 213 physician assistants each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois with a physician assistant program is University of St Francis, which is located in Joliet. In 2010, it was ranked 42nd nationwide. 26 students graduated with a degree in physician assistant from University of St Francis in 2010. University of St Francis charged in-state students $24,742 in tuition fees per year.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a physician assistant program. It is located in Carbondale. 23 students graduated with degree in physician assistant from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2010. Students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale paid $10,468 per year in tuition fees.

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College, which is located in Chicago, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a physician assistant program. It received a ranking of 92nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College graduated 27 students from its physician assistant programs. City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College charged in-state students $3,010 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' physician assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,644 per year, though tuition can range from $24,742 per year to $3,010 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois physician assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of St Francis - located in Joliet, students are charged $24,742 per year
  2. Southern Illinois University Carbondale - located in Carbondale, students are charged $10,468 per year
  3. City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College - located in Chicago, students are charged $3,010 per year

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

  1. City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College - located in Chicago, students are charged $3,010 per year
  2. Southern Illinois University Carbondale - located in Carbondale, students are charged $10,468 per year
  3. University of St Francis - located in Joliet, students are charged $24,742 per year

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

A large number of Illinois physician assistant graduates become physician assistants. 1,980 physician assistants were working in Illinois in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois physician assistants:

  1. Cook County - 930 physician assistants
  2. Edwards County - 170 physician assistants
  3. Lake County - 170 physician assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of physician assistants in the state of Illinois will grow to 2,760. This would require a 32% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, physician assistants earn $82,090 per year. But, salaries for physician assistants can vary. In 2010, physician assistants made as little as less than $21,610 per year or as much as more than $123,930 per year in Illinois. A physician assistant in the following Illinois counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lake County - $124,430 per year
  2. Champaign County - $95,370 per year
  3. Edwards County - $94,340 per year

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

  1. Cook County - $65,470 per year
  2. Adams County - $72,210 per year
  3. Marshall County - $72,630 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Illinois 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.

  • Associate's Degree in Physician Assisting in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Physician Assisting in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,182 miles from location Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale IL 29.5829 31% 20,350
6,105 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Chicago IL 7.66409 n/a 8,718
6,126 miles from location University of St Francis Joliet IL 58.1609 35% 3,352
6,122 miles from location Midwestern University Downers Grove IL 0.403237 n/a 2,052
6,115 miles from location Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago IL 0.228893 n/a 1,915
 

Curious what studying Physician Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physician Assistants + 1,980 $82,090 -45.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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