Pennsylvania contains 63 schools that offer physician assistant programs. Drexel University, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in PA, has a total student population of 22,493 and is the 108th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 63 physician assistant schools in Pennsylvania, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($45,792/yr), with Laurel Business Institute as the lowest recorded at only $5,596/yr.
Physician Assistant students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 24,610 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $28,670. Physician assistants in this state earn $68,170/yr and there are 4,450 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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