Tampa, FL (population: 351,091) has two physician assistant schools within its city limits. Concorde Career Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a physician assistant program, has a total student population of 587. It is the 1810th highest ranked school in the USA and the 86th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Physician Assistant students from Tampa 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 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area alone, there are 4,960 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $28,820. Physician assistants in this area earn $81,190/yr and there are 720 employed.
Tampa lies in Hillsborough county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area has 1,131,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Tampa are held by physician assistants, and 4/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 2 physician assistant schools in Tampa, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($20,696/yr) for physician assistant students, with Brewster Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $16,150/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tampa|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||15.7 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||16.9 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||24.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||29.4 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||65.4 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||70.8 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||82.4 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||89.8 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||93.8 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||96.0 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||99.8 miles|