Physician Assistant in Maryland

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Maryland


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Maryland students graduate with degrees in physician assisting. In other words, every year an estimated 118 physician assistants graduate from Maryland's 4 physician assistant schools.

Top Schools

Towson University, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maryland that has a physician assistant program. It is located in Baltimore. In 2010, 34 students graduated from Towson University's physician assistant program. Towson University charged in-state students $7,656 in tuition fees per year.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, which is located in Princess Anne, is the second-ranked school in Maryland that has a physician assistant program. It received a ranking of 51st in the country in 2010. In 2010, 17 students graduated from University of Maryland Eastern Shore physician assistant program. University of Maryland Eastern Shore charged in-state students $6,305 in tuition fees per year.

Anne Arundel Community College, which is located in Arnold, is the third-ranked school in Maryland that has a physician assistant program. It received a ranking of 88th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Anne Arundel Community College graduated 30 students from its physician assistant programs. Anne Arundel Community College charged in-state students $3,504 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Maryland physician assistant school, average tuition will be $5,115 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,996 per year to $7,656 per year. The Maryland physician assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Towson University - located in Baltimore, students are charged $7,656 per year
  2. University of Maryland Eastern Shore - located in Princess Anne, students are charged $6,305 per year
  3. Anne Arundel Community College - located in Arnold, students are charged $3,504 per year

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

  1. The Community College of Baltimore County - located in Rosedale, students are charged $2,996 per year
  2. Anne Arundel Community College - located in Arnold, students are charged $3,504 per year
  3. University of Maryland Eastern Shore - located in Princess Anne, students are charged $6,305 per year

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

Most people who graduate from physician assistant school in Maryland go on to work as a physician assistant. If you decide to work as a physician assistant in Maryland, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,360 Maryland physician assistants as of 2010. The largest populations of Maryland physician assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Anne Arundel County - 1,260 physician assistants
  2. Frederick County - 540 physician assistants
  3. Somerset County - 100 physician assistants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of physician assistants is expected to grow by 29% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,950 physician assistants working in the Maryland then.

Salary

A physician assistant in Maryland earns $93,490 per year on average. But, salaries for physician assistants can vary. In 2010, physician assistants made as little as less than $52,770 per year or as much as more than $135,860 per year in Maryland. The following counties in Maryland have the highest average salaries for physician assistants:

  1. Frederick County - $101,340 per year
  2. Anne Arundel County - $97,600 per year
  3. Somerset County - $88,080 per year

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

  1. Washington County - $83,890 per year
  2. Somerset County - $88,080 per year
  3. Anne Arundel County - $97,600 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physician assisting in Maryland 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.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physician Assisting in Maryland
  • Master's Degree in Physician Assisting in Maryland
  • Certificate in Physician Assisting in Maryland

Want to study at your own time and pace?

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,505 miles from location The Community College of Baltimore County Rosedale MD 11.6769 n/a 23,584
5,512 miles from location Towson University Baltimore MD 72.2527 25% 21,177
5,503 miles from location Anne Arundel Community College Arnold MD 12.0333 n/a 16,741
5,450 miles from location University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne MD 48.8219 40% 4,433
 

Curious what studying Physician Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physician Assistants + 2,360 $93,490 9.8%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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