Massachusetts contains eleven schools that offer physician assistant programs. Northeastern University, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in MA, has a total student population of 27,537 and is the 56th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 physician assistant schools in Massachusetts, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr), with Roxbury Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,654/yr.
Physician Assistant students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 12,770 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $34,490. Physician assistants in this state earn $88,310/yr and there are 2,790 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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