Washington contains seventeen schools that offer physician assistant programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 physician assistant schools in Washington, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Vancouver comes out as the most expensive ($19,844/yr), with Lake Washington Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $6,186/yr.
Physician Assistant students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 10,650 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $33,190. Physician assistants in this state earn $98,880/yr and there are 1,990 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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