Physician Assistant in Virginia

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Virginia


Each year, approximately 0.0% of Virginia graduates receive degrees in physician assisting. In other words, every year an estimated 80 physician assistants graduate from Virginia's 4 physician assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Virginia that has a physician assistant program is James Madison University. James Madison University, which was ranked 20th in the country in 2010, is located in Harrisonburg. In 2010, 2 students graduated from James Madison University's physician assistant program. Students at James Madison University paid $7,860 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Virginia with a physician assistant program is Shenandoah University, which is located in Winchester. In 2010, it was ranked 41st nationwide. In 2010, 31 students graduated from Shenandoah University physician assistant program. Tuition at Shenandoah University was $26,080 per year.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences, which was ranked 41st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a physician assistant program. It is located in Roanoke. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Jefferson College of Health Sciences physician assistant program. The tuition rate at Jefferson College of Health Sciences was $18,810 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Virginia's physician assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,188 per year, though tuition can range from $26,080 per year to $7,860 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Virginia physician assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Shenandoah University - located in Winchester, students are charged $26,080 per year
  2. Jefferson College of Health Sciences - located in Roanoke, students are charged $18,810 per year
  3. James Madison University - located in Harrisonburg, students are charged $7,860 per year

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

  1. James Madison University - located in Harrisonburg, students are charged $7,860 per year
  2. Jefferson College of Health Sciences - located in Roanoke, students are charged $18,810 per year
  3. Shenandoah University - located in Winchester, students are charged $26,080 per year

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

A large number of Virginia physician assistant graduates become physician assistants. Virginia had 1,800 physician assistants in 2010. The largest populations of Virginia physician assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Chesapeake County - 340 physician assistants
  2. Caroline County - 290 physician assistants
  3. Botetourt County - 120 physician assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physician assistants in Virginia will grow by 39%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,990 physician assistants working in Virginia.

Salary

On average, physician assistants earn $74,820 per year. However, Virginia physician assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $27,430 per year to more than $115,680 per year in 2010. The counties in Virginia with the highest average salary for a physician assistant are:

  1. Buchanan County - $89,120 per year
  2. Frederick County - $86,640 per year
  3. Botetourt County - $80,240 per year

The Virginia counties with the lowest average salary for physician assistants are:

  1. Amherst County - $69,920 per year
  2. Albemarle County - $70,550 per year
  3. Alleghany County - $70,850 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,624 miles from location James Madison University Harrisonburg VA 79.9166 63% 18,971
5,592 miles from location Shenandoah University Winchester VA 58.7782 36% 3,619
5,672 miles from location Jefferson College of Health Sciences Roanoke VA 56.8153 39% 1,041
5,469 miles from location Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk VA 0.0969359 n/a 811
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physician Assistants + 1,800 $74,820 122.2%
 

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