Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two physician assistant schools within its city limits. Brown Mackie College-Tucson, the highest ranked school in the city with a physician assistant program, has a total student population of 557. It is the 4768th highest ranked school in the USA and the 68th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Physician Assistant students from Tucson 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 Tucson area alone, there are 2,480 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $29,300. Physician assistants in this area earn $84,040/yr and there are 160 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by physician assistants, and 7/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 2 physician assistant schools in Tucson, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Tucson comes out as the most expensive ($17,949/yr) for physician assistant students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|