Alabama contains 31 schools that offer physician assistant programs. Virginia College-Mobile, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in AL, has a total student population of 737 and is the 1648th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 31 physician assistant schools in Alabama, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oakwood University comes out as the most expensive ($24,801/yr), with J F Ingram State Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $57/yr.
Physician Assistant students from Alabama schools who go on to become physician assistants. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,900 people working as physician assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,830. Also, Medical assistants make on average $29,450 per year and there are about 495,970 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 6,680 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $24,670. Physician assistants in this state earn $79,750/yr and there are 470 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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