Nevada contains four schools that offer physician assistant programs. Kaplan College-Las Vegas Campus, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in NV, has a total student population of 577 and is the 3455th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 physician assistant schools in Nevada, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Las Vegas College comes out as the most expensive ($23,839/yr), with Truckee Meadows Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,896/yr.
Physician Assistant students from Nevada 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 Nevada alone, there are 4,530 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $32,730. Physician assistants in this state earn $103,500/yr and there are 470 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in Nevada, the average student population is 3,396 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, there are 786 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,014 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,730, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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