Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has four physician assistant schools within its city limits. Trinity Baptist College, the highest ranked school in the city with a physician assistant program, has a total student population of 262. It is the 540th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Physician Assistant students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 3,390 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $28,680. Physician assistants in this area earn $90,700/yr and there are 320 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by physician assistants, and 6/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 4 physician assistant schools in Jacksonville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage Institute-Jacksonville comes out as the most expensive ($24,688/yr) for physician assistant students, with Everest University-Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $9,821/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|