Dearborn Heights, MI (population: 49,619) has twenty-eight physician assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Findlay, the highest ranked school in this group with a physician assistant program, has a total student population of 4,278. It is the 408th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Physician Assistant students from Dearborn Heights 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 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn Metropolitan area alone, there are 3,460 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $27,680. Physician assistants in this area earn $88,340/yr and there are 520 employed.
Dearborn Heights lies in Wayne county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn Metropolitan area has 705,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $22.55/hr average worker wage, and a $46,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.731 out of every 1000 jobs in Dearborn Heights are held by physician assistants, and 4.899/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 28 physician assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Dearborn Heights, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dorsey Business Schools comes out as the most expensive ($24,041/yr) for physician assistant students, with Lorain County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,528/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dearborn Heights|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||12.4 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||13.7 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||13.9 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||17.3 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||17.5 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||21.2 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||22.3 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||23.8 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||24.2 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||24.8 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||25.2 miles|
|Port Huron||MI||-||5||17.4204||129||61.8 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||66.2 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||67.9 miles|