Physician Assistant in Michigan

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Michigan

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Michigan students graduate with degrees in physician assisting. Thus, Michigan's 5 physician assistant schools put out approximately 185 physician assistants each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan that has a physician assistant program is Grand Valley State University. Grand Valley State University, which was ranked 29th in the country in 2010, is located in Allendale. In 2010, Grand Valley State University graduated 28 students from its physician assistant program. Grand Valley State University charged in-state students $9,088 in tuition fees per year.

Central Michigan University, which is located in Mount Pleasant, is the second-ranked school in Michigan that has a physician assistant program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. 42 students graduated with degree in physician assistant from Central Michigan University in 2010. Central Michigan University charged in-state students $9,688 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Michigan with a physician assistant program is Western Michigan University, which is located in Kalamazoo. In 2010, it was ranked 66th nationwide. In 2010, 35 students graduated from Western Michigan University physician assistant program. Students at Western Michigan University paid $9,006 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Michigan's physician assistant schools ranges from $30,660 per year to $9,006 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,494 per year. In 2010, the following Michigan physician assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Detroit Mercy - located in Detroit, students are charged $30,660 per year
  2. Central Michigan University - located in Mount Pleasant, students are charged $9,688 per year
  3. Grand Valley State University - located in Allendale, students are charged $9,088 per year

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

  1. Western Michigan University - located in Kalamazoo, students are charged $9,006 per year
  2. Wayne State University - located in Detroit, students are charged $9,026 per year
  3. Grand Valley State University - located in Allendale, students are charged $9,088 per year

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

Most people who graduate from physician assistant school in Michigan go on to work as a physician assistant. 3,530 physician assistants were working in Michigan in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Michigan physician assistants:

  1. Lapeer County - 790 physician assistants
  2. Wayne County - 550 physician assistants
  3. Barry County - 390 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 3,960 physician assistants working in the Michigan then.


On average, a physician assistant earns a salary of $87,740 per year in Michigan state. But, salaries for physician assistants can vary. In 2010, physician assistants made as little as less than $30,970 per year or as much as more than $157,890 per year in Michigan. The following counties in Michigan have the highest average salaries for physician assistants:

  1. Jackson County - $103,350 per year
  2. Lapeer County - $94,960 per year
  3. Genesee County - $93,800 per year

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

  1. Ottawa County - $70,290 per year
  2. Alcona County - $72,300 per year
  3. Saginaw County - $80,030 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Michigan 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 Michigan

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,871 miles from location Wayne State University Detroit MI 28.8305 38% 31,786
5,963 miles from location Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant MI 66.6106 30% 27,247
6,000 miles from location Western Michigan University Kalamazoo MI 34.0778 31% 24,576
6,017 miles from location Grand Valley State University Allendale MI 70.8032 35% 24,408
5,875 miles from location University of Detroit Mercy Detroit MI 27.1221 30% 5,585

Curious what studying Physician Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physician Assistants + 3,530 $87,740 52.2%

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