Tennessee contains 20 schools that offer physician assistant programs. West Tennessee Business College, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in TN, has a total student population of 435 and is the 1544th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 20 physician assistant schools in Tennessee, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Draughons Junior College Inc comes out as the most expensive ($24,222/yr), with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,338/yr.
Physician Assistant students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 10,090 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $27,120. Physician assistants in this state earn $87,330/yr and there are 1,700 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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