Physician Assistant in Tennessee

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Tennessee


Each year, approximately 0.0% of Tennessee graduates receive degrees in physician assisting. That means an estimated 58 physician assistants graduate from Tennessee's 3 physician assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Tennessee that has a physician assistant program is Trevecca Nazarene University. Trevecca Nazarene University, which was ranked 76th in the country in 2010, is located in Nashville. 30 students graduated with a degree in physician assistant from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2010. Trevecca Nazarene University charged in-state students $18,518 in tuition fees per year.

Bethel University, which is located in McKenzie, is the second-ranked school in Tennessee that has a physician assistant program. It received a ranking of 76th in the country in 2010. The tuition rate at Bethel University was $12,938 per year.

The third-ranked school in Tennessee that has a physician assistant program is South College. South College, which was ranked 82nd in the country in 2010, is located in Knoxville. In 2010, South College graduated 28 students from its physician assistant programs. Students at South College paid $16,500 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Tennessee's physician assistant schools ranges from $18,518 per year to $12,938 per year. But, the average tuition is $15,985 per year. In 2010, the following Tennessee physician assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Trevecca Nazarene University - located in Nashville, students are charged $18,518 per year
  2. South College - located in Knoxville, students are charged $16,500 per year
  3. Bethel University - located in McKenzie, students are charged $12,938 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Tennessee physician assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Bethel University - located in McKenzie, students are charged $12,938 per year
  2. South College - located in Knoxville, students are charged $16,500 per year
  3. Trevecca Nazarene University - located in Nashville, students are charged $18,518 per year

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

The highest percentage of physician assistant graduates in Tennessee pursue careers as a physician assistant. In 2010, there were 1,600 physician assistants working in Tennessee. In Tennessee, the largest numbers of physician assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Cannon County - 700 physician assistants
  2. Anderson County - 400 physician assistants
  3. Catoosa County - 140 physician assistants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,880 physician assistants will be working in Tennessee state. This would require the number of physician assistants to grow by 36%.

Salary

On average, a physician assistant earns a salary of $90,320 per year in Tennessee state. However, Tennessee physician assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $32,570 per year to more than $162,930 per year in 2010. The counties in Tennessee with the highest average salary for a physician assistant are:

  1. Catoosa County - $120,760 per year
  2. Crittenden County - $104,300 per year
  3. Anderson County - $95,920 per year

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

  1. Campbell County - $62,140 per year
  2. Carter County - $81,420 per year
  3. Christian County - $81,570 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physician assisting in Tennessee 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 Tennessee

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,142 miles from location Bethel University McKenzie TN 24.0655 60% 2,975
6,044 miles from location Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville TN 24.3487 42% 2,476
5,891 miles from location South College Knoxville TN 17.765 100% 996
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physician Assistants + 1,600 $90,320 131.9%
 

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