Physician Assistant in Missouri

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Missouri


Around 0.1% of Missouri's graduates graduate from physician assisting degree programs every year. Thus, Missouri's 3 physician assistant schools put out approximately 179 physician assistants each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Missouri that has a physician assistant program is Saint Louis University-Main Campus. Saint Louis University-Main Campus, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, 33 students graduated from Saint Louis University-Main Campus' physician assistant program. Students at Saint Louis University-Main Campus paid $32,656 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Missouri that has a physician assistant program is Missouri State University. Missouri State University, which was ranked 65th in the country in 2010, is located in Springfield. In 2010, 23 students graduated from Missouri State University physician assistant program. The tuition rate at Missouri State University was $6,276 per year.

A T Still University of Health Sciences, which is located in Seattle, is the third-largest physician assistant school in Missouri.

Cost

Physician assistant schools in Missouri, charge students an average tuition of $12,977 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $32,656 per year, or as little as $6,276 per year. In 2010, the following Missouri physician assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  2. Missouri State University - located in Springfield, students are charged $6,276 per year

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

  1. Missouri State University - located in Springfield, students are charged $6,276 per year
  2. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year

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

Most people who graduate from physician assistant school in Missouri go on to work as a physician assistant. In 2010, there were 720 physician assistants working in Missouri. The Missouri counties with the largest populations of physician assistants are:

  1. Franklin County - 410 physician assistants
  2. Bond County - 400 physician assistants
  3. Christian County - 50 physician assistants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of physician assistants is expected to grow by 23% by 2018. There are projected to be 850 physician assistants working in the Missouri then.

Salary

A physician assistant in Missouri earns $72,860 per year on average. But, salaries for physician assistants can vary. In 2010, physician assistants made as little as less than $59,340 per year or as much as more than $113,980 per year in Missouri. On average a physician assistant earns the most in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Audrain County - $86,390 per year
  2. Butler County - $86,370 per year
  3. Franklin County - $78,510 per year

The following counties in Missouri have the lowest average salaries for physician assistants:

  1. Bond County - $73,030 per year
  2. Christian County - $75,850 per year
  3. Franklin County - $78,510 per year

More Information

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

  • Master's Degree in Physician Assisting in Missouri

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,405 miles from location Missouri State University Springfield MO 35.1751 57% 20,371
6,237 miles from location Saint Louis University-Main Campus Saint Louis MO 35.9842 23% 16,317
6,362 miles from location A T Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville MO 0.442487 n/a 3,702
 

Curious what studying Physician Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physician Assistants + 720 $72,860 -16.3%
 

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