Hawaii contains four schools that offer physician assistant programs. Hawaii Community College, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in HI, has a total student population of 3,275 and is the 5136th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 physician assistant schools in Hawaii, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hawaii Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,569/yr), with Leeward Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,998/yr.
Physician Assistant students from Hawaii 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 Hawaii alone, there are 2,780 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $32,180. Physician assistants in this state earn $79,760/yr and there are 300 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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