Physician Assistant in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Massachusetts


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Massachusetts graduates receive degrees in physician assisting. In other words, every year an estimated 156 physician assistants graduate from Massachusetts' 3 physician assistant schools.

Top Schools

Northeastern University, which was ranked 18th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a physician assistant program. It is located in Boston. In 2010, Northeastern University graduated 32 students from its physician assistant program. Students at Northeastern University paid $36,792 per year in tuition fees.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, which is located in Boston, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a physician assistant program. It received a ranking of 37th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 106 students graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences physician assistant program. The tuition rate at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was $25,480 per year.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a physician assistant program is Springfield College. Springfield College, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Springfield. 18 students graduated with degree in physician assistant from Springfield College in 2010. Springfield College charged in-state students $28,585 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Physician assistant schools in Massachusetts, charge students an average tuition of $30,286 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $36,792 per year, or as little as $25,480 per year. In 2010, the following Massachusetts physician assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Northeastern University - located in Boston, students are charged $36,792 per year
  2. Springfield College - located in Springfield, students are charged $28,585 per year
  3. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - located in Boston, students are charged $25,480 per year

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

  1. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - located in Boston, students are charged $25,480 per year
  2. Springfield College - located in Springfield, students are charged $28,585 per year
  3. Northeastern University - located in Boston, students are charged $36,792 per year

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

Most people who graduate from physician assistant school in Massachusetts go on to work as a physician assistant. If you decide to work as a physician assistant in Massachusetts, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,720 Massachusetts physician assistants as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Massachusetts physician assistants:

  1. Bristol County - 1,560 physician assistants
  2. Hartford County - 360 physician assistants
  3. Windham County - 230 physician assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physician assistants in Massachusetts will grow by 23%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 3,480 physician assistants working in Massachusetts.

Salary

On average, physician assistants earn $87,760 per year. However, this number is only an average. physician assistants in Massachusetts had varying salaries from $27,730 to $162,520 per year in 2010. A physician assistant in the following Massachusetts counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bristol County - $94,628 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $91,315 per year
  3. Hartford County - $90,910 per year

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

  1. Worcester County - $81,700 per year
  2. Barnstable County - $87,030 per year
  3. Essex County - $89,157 per year

More Information

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

  • Master's Degree in Physician Assisting in Massachusetts

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,266 miles from location Northeastern University Boston MA 82.4476 20% 27,537
5,336 miles from location Springfield College Springfield MA 31.5966 35% 5,107
5,267 miles from location Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston MA 62.6139 28% 4,252
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physician Assistants + 2,720 $87,760 47.0%
 

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