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Physician Assistant in Oregon

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Schools Offering Physician Assisting Programs in Oregon

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Oregon receive physician assisting degrees every year. Thus, Oregon's 2 physician assistant schools put out approximately 82 physician assistants each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon that has a physician assistant program is Pacific University. Pacific University, which was ranked 72nd in the country in 2010, is located in Forest Grove. In 2010, 46 students graduated from Pacific University's physician assistant program. Tuition at Pacific University was $31,702 per year.

The second-ranked school in Oregon with a physician assistant program is Oregon Health & Science University, which is located in Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 98th nationwide. In 2010, 36 students graduated from Oregon Health & Science University physician assistant program.


If you are hoping to attend one of Oregon's physician assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $15,851 per year, though tuition can range from $31,702 per year to $31,702 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Oregon physician assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pacific University - located in Forest Grove, students are charged $31,702 per year

The following Oregon physician assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Pacific University - located in Forest Grove, students are charged $31,702 per year

A physician assistant degree from an Oregon school... what next?

The highest percentage of physician assistant graduates in Oregon pursue careers as a physician assistant. In 2010, there were 770 physician assistants working in Oregon. In Oregon, the largest numbers of physician assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 440 physician assistants
  2. Lane County - 110 physician assistants
  3. Marion County - 80 physician assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of physician assistants in the state of Oregon will grow to 810. This would require a 26% growth in the profession.


On average, a physician assistant earns a salary of $93,580 per year in Oregon state. In 2010, however, some Oregon physician assistants earned as little as less than $58,620 per year or as much as more than $151,140 per year. The following counties in Oregon have the highest average salaries for physician assistants:

  1. Clackamas County - $104,330 per year
  2. Lane County - $101,690 per year
  3. Jackson County - $94,570 per year

On average, physician assistants earns the least in the following Oregon counties:

  1. Douglas County - $76,840 per year
  2. Baker County - $81,300 per year
  3. Marion County - $82,190 per year

More Information

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physician Assisting in Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Physician Assisting in Oregon

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physician Assistants 770 $93,580 42.6%

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