Physician Assistant in North Carolina

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in North Carolina


Around 0.1% of North Carolina's graduates graduate from physician assisting degree programs every year. That means an estimated 120 physician assistants graduate from North Carolina's 4 physician assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in North Carolina with a physician assistant program is Duke University, which is located in Durham. In 2010, it was ranked 10th nationwide. In 2010, Duke University graduated 63 students from its physician assistant program. Duke University charged in-state students $40,243 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in North Carolina with a physician assistant program is East Carolina University, which is located in Greenville. In 2010, it was ranked 32nd nationwide. In 2010, East Carolina University graduated 35 students from its physician assistant program. East Carolina University charged in-state students $4,797 in tuition fees per year.

Methodist University, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in North Carolina that has a physician assistant program. It is located in Fayetteville. 31 students graduated with degree in physician assistant from Methodist University in 2010. Tuition at Methodist University was $24,148 per year.

Cost

Physician assistant schools in North Carolina, charge students an average tuition of $27,290 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $40,243 per year, or as little as $4,797 per year. In 2010, the following North Carolina physician assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Duke University - located in Durham, students are charged $40,243 per year
  2. Wake Forest University - located in Winston Salem, students are charged $39,970 per year
  3. Methodist University - located in Fayetteville, students are charged $24,148 per year

The following North Carolina physician assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. East Carolina University - located in Greenville, students are charged $4,797 per year
  2. Methodist University - located in Fayetteville, students are charged $24,148 per year
  3. Wake Forest University - located in Winston Salem, students are charged $39,970 per year

A physician assistant degree from a North Carolina school... what next?

Most people who graduate from physician assistant school in North Carolina go on to work as a physician assistant. North Carolina had 3,660 physician assistants in 2010. The North Carolina counties with the largest populations of physician assistants are:

  1. Franklin County - 430 physician assistants
  2. Anson County - 420 physician assistants
  3. Chatham County - 420 physician assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physician assistants in North Carolina will grow by 41%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 4,330 physician assistants working in North Carolina.

Salary

A physician assistant in North Carolina makes an average of $84,040 per year. But, salaries for physician assistants can vary. In 2010, physician assistants made as little as less than $51,120 per year or as much as more than $115,700 per year in North Carolina. A physician assistant in the following North Carolina counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Edgecombe County - $91,160 per year
  2. Anson County - $90,850 per year
  3. Wayne County - $89,730 per year

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

  1. Alleghany County - $70,010 per year
  2. Chatham County - $77,190 per year
  3. Caswell County - $80,230 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional North Carolina 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 North Carolina

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,516 miles from location East Carolina University Greenville NC 67.9538 42% 27,654
5,607 miles from location Duke University Durham NC 90.1777 41% 14,350
5,683 miles from location Wake Forest University Winston Salem NC 40.8227 30% 7,079
5,597 miles from location Methodist University Fayetteville NC 50.5408 24% 2,183
 

Curious what studying Physician Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physician Assistants + 3,660 $84,040 24.9%
 

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