Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has eleven physician assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Kentucky, the highest ranked school in this group with a physician assistant program, has a total student population of 26,295. It is the 152nd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Physician Assistant students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 2,850 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $27,940. Physician assistants in this area earn $89,030/yr and there are 130 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.220 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by physician assistants, and 4.793/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 11 physician assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Louisville, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Beckfield College comes out as the most expensive ($19,717/yr) for physician assistant students, with Gateway Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,504/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|