Physician Assistant in Texas

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Texas


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Texas students graduate with degrees in physician assisting. In other words, every year an estimated 290 physician assistants graduate from Texas' 8 physician assistant schools.

Top Schools

The University of Texas-Pan American, which is located in Edinburg, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a physician assistant program. It received a ranking of 43rd in the country in 2010. 37 students graduated with a degree in physician assistant from The University of Texas-Pan American in 2010. Students at The University of Texas-Pan American paid $4,795 per year in tuition fees.

Baylor University, which is located in Waco, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a physician assistant program. It received a ranking of 61st in the country in 2010. 19 students graduated with degree in physician assistant from Baylor University in 2010. Baylor University charged in-state students $29,884 in tuition fees per year.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, which is located in San Antonio, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a physician assistant program. It received a ranking of 88th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 30 students graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio physician assistant program. Students at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio paid $4,979 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Texas physician assistant school, average tuition will be $4,957 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $4,795 per year to $29,884 per year. The Texas physician assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Baylor University - located in Waco, students are charged $29,884 per year
  2. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - located in San Antonio, students are charged $4,979 per year
  3. The University of Texas-Pan American - located in Edinburg, students are charged $4,795 per year

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

  1. The University of Texas-Pan American - located in Edinburg, students are charged $4,795 per year
  2. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - located in San Antonio, students are charged $4,979 per year
  3. Baylor University - located in Waco, students are charged $29,884 per year

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

The highest percentage of physician assistant graduates in Texas pursue careers as a physician assistant. In 2010, there were 4,430 physician assistants working in Texas. The largest populations of Texas physician assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Austin County - 1,070 physician assistants
  2. Collin County - 1,040 physician assistants
  3. Bastrop County - 390 physician assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physician assistants in Texas will grow by 41%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 5,810 physician assistants working in Texas.

Salary

On average, a physician assistant earns a salary of $96,940 per year in Texas state. However, Texas physician assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $30,770 per year to more than $158,440 per year in 2010. The following counties in Texas have the highest average salaries for physician assistants:

  1. Armstrong County - $135,620 per year
  2. Cameron County - $123,640 per year
  3. Crosby County - $117,180 per year

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

  1. Calhoun County - $57,120 per year
  2. El Paso County - $72,490 per year
  3. Brewster County - $75,250 per year

More Information

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physician Assisting in Texas
  • Master's Degree in Physician Assisting in Texas
  • Doctoral Degree in Physician Assisting in Texas

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,731 miles from location The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg TX 56.8684 56% 18,337
6,644 miles from location Baylor University Waco TX 38.572 20% 14,614
6,909 miles from location Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock TX 3.63473 n/a 3,250
6,741 miles from location The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio TX 12.1545 61% 3,223
6,622 miles from location University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Dallas TX 4.62227 n/a 2,459
6,513 miles from location The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston TX 1.05428 n/a 2,430
6,549 miles from location Baylor College of Medicine Houston TX 0.170684 n/a 1,428
6,653 miles from location University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth TX 0.166739 n/a 1,395
 

Curious what studying Physician Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physician Assistants + 4,430 $96,940 22.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physician assistant related jobs in Texas