San Antonio, TX (population: 1,402,013) has six physician assistant schools within its city limits. Southern Careers Institute 1 Inc, the highest ranked school in the city with a physician assistant program, has a total student population of 169. It is the 1607th highest ranked school in the USA and the 68th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Physician Assistant students from San Antonio 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 San Antonio area alone, there are 4,830 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $25,950. Physician assistants in this area earn $88,530/yr and there are 310 employed.
San Antonio lies in Bexar county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the San Antonio area has 837,030 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $18.25/hr average worker wage, and a $37,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.365 out of every 1000 jobs in San Antonio are held by physician assistants, and 5.767/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 6 physician assistant schools in San Antonio, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio comes out as the most expensive ($24,192/yr) for physician assistant students, with San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $3,422/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Antonio|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||83.3 miles|