Physician Assistant in Louisiana

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Louisiana


Around 0.0% of Louisiana's graduates graduate from physician assisting degree programs every year. That means an estimated 57 physician assistants graduate from Louisiana's 3 physician assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

Our Lady of the Lake College, which is located in Baton Rouge, is the top-ranked school in Louisiana that has a physician assistant program. It received a ranking of 85th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Our Lady of the Lake College graduated 28 students from its physician assistant program. The tuition rate at Our Lady of the Lake College was $8,664 per year.

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, which was ranked 98th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Louisiana that has a physician assistant program. It is located in Shreveport. In 2010, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport graduated 29 students from its physician assistant program.

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, is the third-largest physician assistant school in Louisiana. It is located in Seattle.

Cost

Tuition at Louisiana's physician assistant schools ranges from $8,664 per year to $8,664 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,888 per year. The Louisiana physician assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Our Lady of the Lake College - located in Baton Rouge, students are charged $8,664 per year

The following Louisiana physician assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Our Lady of the Lake College - located in Baton Rouge, students are charged $8,664 per year

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

Most people who graduate from physician assistant school in Louisiana go on to work as a physician assistant. Louisiana had 790 physician assistants in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Louisiana physician assistants:

  1. Jefferson Davis County - 170 physician assistants
  2. Ascension County - 140 physician assistants
  3. Bossier County - 120 physician assistants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 800 physician assistants will be working in Louisiana state. This would require the number of physician assistants to grow by 28%.

Salary

A physician assistant in Louisiana makes an average of $70,970 per year. However, Louisiana physician assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $23,640 per year to more than $120,390 per year in 2010. On average a physician assistant earns the most in the following Louisiana counties:

  1. Bossier County - $76,590 per year
  2. Ascension County - $74,880 per year
  3. Jefferson Davis County - $66,930 per year

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

  1. Ouachita County - $61,500 per year
  2. Acadia County - $63,080 per year
  3. Jefferson Davis County - $66,930 per year

More Information

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physician Assisting in Louisiana
  • Master's Degree in Physician Assisting in Louisiana

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,230 miles from location Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans New Orleans LA 0.316028 n/a 2,644
6,291 miles from location Our Lady of the Lake College Baton Rouge LA 14.706 43% 1,870
6,444 miles from location Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport Shreveport LA 1.95338 n/a 823
 

Curious what studying Physician Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physician Assistants + 790 $70,970 75.6%
 

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