Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has four physician assistant schools within its city limits. Ohio State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a physician assistant program, has a total student population of 55,014. It is the 33rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Ohio. To learn more about physician assistant programs in Columbus, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of physician assistant professors at Ohio State University such as Jo Bacusmo, Patrick Bullinger, Wenlan Chen, Yu-Yen Chen, Chu Young Chon, and Eric Crouser.
Physician Assistant students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 3,890 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $28,370. Physician assistants in this area earn $88,750/yr and there are 320 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.351 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by physician assistants, and 4.283/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 4 physician assistant schools in Columbus, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bradford School comes out as the most expensive ($19,008/yr) for physician assistant students, with Columbus State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|