Virginia contains fourteen schools that offer physician assistant programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 physician assistant schools in Virginia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-McLean comes out as the most expensive ($43,158/yr), with Northern Virginia Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,953/yr.
Physician Assistant students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 9,930 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $29,830. Physician assistants in this state earn $74,000/yr and there are 1,420 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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